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Jericho Health Centre, Oxford

Jericho Health Centre

The contractor Longcross was engaged by the University of Oxford to construct the new Jericho Health Centre, now named New Radcliffe House, on the site of the former Radcliff Infirmary. It forms part of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, a major redevelopment in Oxford city centre.

This important new health centre serves approximately 20,000 patients by providing a new home for three GP practices. The contractor drafted in Ridge civil and structural engineers to design the new reinforced concrete frame and foundations.

The solution delivered by our experts involves a superstructure comprised of flat slabs supported by a combination of square and circular concrete columns. The building’s distinctive facetted edges are reflected in the slab’s shape and stability is provided by reinforced concrete shear cores.

Using an advanced reinforced concrete detailing software package, CADS-RC, our skilled professionals were able to quickly produce reinforcement details for all elements of the structure to meet a demanding and tight programme.

We were able to accurately detail the reinforcement to deal with the more unusual aspects of the building, such as a large oval central atrium void on the first floor and the facetted external slab edges. This reduced the number of ‘cut to suit’ bars, which shaved considerable time off construction and significantly reduced off-cut steel waste.

Jericho Health Centre

Jericho Health Centre

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