Acoustics and carbon reduction consultancy CPW opens new Oxford office

CPW has opened an Oxford office
CPW has opened an Oxford office

Mechanical electrical, and acoustics consultancy CPW has opened a new office in Oxford following several big projects with city universities.

Having previously relied upon design resources in its London and Midlands-based offices to deliver projects across Oxfordshire, the consultancy has now shown its commitment to meeting client needs in the area by setting down roots.

The new office in Woodstock Road, close to the University Science District - is led by director Carl Standley and associate director Jonathan Pollard.

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Mr Standley said: “Having always had a strong connection to Oxfordshire in terms of well-established clients and businesses in the construction industry, we were delighted to secure positions on the University of Oxford’s Capital Projects and Carbon Reduction frameworks.

“Strengthening relationships over the last two years, through some testing economic periods, meant that the next natural step was to make a full commitment to the region with a new base here.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to design inherently low energy buildings, so our focus has been to support the city’s desire to reduce carbon emissions. Our in-house innovations team also has the ability to address issues with existing buildings using thermographic imaging cameras, heat flux monitors and dynamic energy modelling software. Our clients have set ambitious net zero carbon targets, which we intend to help them achieve through intensive decarbonisation studies and masterplans.”

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The new office will help CPW deliver on several existing and upcoming projects in the area, including a state-of-the-art Institute of Global Health for the University of Oxford, an extensive decarbonisation study for St John’s College and a specialist workshop building and teaching block at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Hill site. The NHS trust also relies upon the expertise at CPW in a technical advisory capacity for its Churchill and John Radcliffe sites.

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The Oxford office is also delivering acoustic services in the region, a complementary discipline to the consultancy, providing specialist advice on all aspects of noise, and vibration in the built environment.

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The department serves as a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients, offering peace of mind through both challenging regulation adaption and design recommendation.

Mr Pollard said: “A local presence will ensure we can be more reactive and continue to demonstrate professional skill, competence, and diligence. Our aspiration for the new office is to continue delivering on our already-strong pipeline of work in Oxford and the wider Oxfordshire region, as well as growing our client base.”

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