Maths building, University of Oxford, UK



The purpose-built facility will comprise over 300 offices in a range of sizes, an extensive suite of teaching and seminar spaces, as well as a variety of meeting rooms, breakout spaces and a large departmental common room.

The new building opened its doors in September 2013.

The new Maths Building will house the Mathematical Institute and provide workspace for more than 500 researchers and support staff, as well as be the centre of academic life for approximately 900 undergraduates. The Institute building has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and is being constructed by Laing O’Rourke with occupation due from September 2013.

The R600 range comprises seven models with outputs from 150kW to 571kW and utilises a proven water-cooled, down-firing, premix burner system with an all stainless steel heat exchanger assembly. R600 boilers have a NOx emission of less than 35mg/kWh (which easily exceeds the requirements for the best BREEAM score) and can return efficiencies of up to 109%.

With widths from 670mm, R600 boilers are designed to pass through standard doors, while floor space is kept to a minimum with a footprint from as small as 0.74m2.  Each model is equipped with two return connections as standard, allowing high efficiency to be achieved when serving a mix of higher and lower system load circuit temperatures.