Ogden Centre Durham University


Location: Durham

Client: Interserve Construction

Value: £1.0 million

Duration: 19 weeks


The Odgen Centre For Fundamental Physics; This 3 Storey building for Durham University, awarded by new client Interserve Construction.

The Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, named after the benefactor businessman and Durham physics graduate Professor Sir Peter Ogden, is a world-leading centre of excellence in fundamental physics research at the University of Durham. It contains two research institutes:

  • The Institute for Computational Cosmology, ICC (on the fourth floor of the Ogden Centre).
  • The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, IPPP (on the second and third floor of the Ogden Centre).

With a programme duration of 19 weeks, this 2,500 m2 project includes fair faced soffits and cores, inclined circular columns and sloping slab edges.

The project features a unique twisted stacked slab arrangement, designed by architects Studio Libeskind. Durham University selected the renowned international architect, Daniel Libeskind, of Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL), who produced the master plan for Ground Zero, New York, to design the building.

The new centre will enable both institutes to remain at the forefront of research as they seek to advance our understanding of particle physics and the structure and evolution of the Universe.


  • High Quality fair faced soffits and cores
  • Inclined circular columns
  • Sloping slab edges, formed using a bespoke in-house variable angle bracket