Topping-out ceremony for diabetes research centre

Published: 20 Dec 17     Category: Buildings
A recent ceremony marked the completion of the basic structure of the newest major addition to the University of Oxford estate, which will hold commercialisation facilities and an innovative collaborative research centre aimed at transforming diabetes treatments.

Teaching begins in modular buildings

Published: 29 Nov 17     Category: Buildings
The first students are now being taught in the modular buildings recently installed on the sports field near the University Club, with Biochemistry undergraduates receiving instruction in the specialist teaching labs there.

New glass dryers save energy in labs

Published: 19 Oct 17     Category: Buildings
As part of the University of Oxford’s drive to reduce carbon emissions, the Environmental Sustainability team within Estates Services have funded the replacement of all old inefficient glass dryers around the University's functional estate. These old units consume a great deal of energy - each uses even more electricity than an ultra-low temperature freezer, itself a large and notably power-hungry piece of scientific equipment.

Solar panels installed on Dyson Perrins Building

Published: 29 Sep 17     Category: Buildings
Staff from the Environmental Sustainability team recently installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Dyson Perrins Building.

Estates buildings get ready for Oxford Open Doors

Published: 08 Sep 17     Category: Buildings
On 9-10 September, several Estates Services buildings and facilities will welcome members of the public as part of Oxford Open Doors 2017.

Modular teaching buildings take shape

Published: 31 Aug 17     Category: Buildings
Construction of temporary buildings to replace teaching labs following the closure of the Tinbergen Building is now underway.

University buys property on Jack Straw’s Lane

Published: 29 Aug 17     Category: Buildings
The University has acquired Cowley House at 32 Jack Straw’s Lane from St Hilda’s College.

Topping-out ceremony for new gym

Published: 29 Jun 17     Category: Buildings
A ‘topping-out’ ceremony on 27 July marked the completion of the highest point of the structure of the new Gallie-Lewis-Dean Gym (GLD) at the University’s sports ground at Iffley Road.

Successful event explores future of sustainable building

Published: 26 May 17     Category: Buildings
A conference on 17 May brought professionals from across the construction and higher education industries to Oxford to discuss their experiences of why buildings don’t always provide the environmental performance their designers intend.

Royal visit to Oxford’s first non-residential Passivhaus

Published: 19 May 17     Category: Buildings
HRH Prince Charles visited Oxford this week, looking in at Kellogg College to see its innovative new Hub building, which opened its doors at the start of the month.

World’s largest health big data institute opens in Oxford

Published: 17 May 17     Category: Buildings
A new £115 million biomedical research centre has opened at the University of Oxford's Old Road Campus in Headington. It could pave the way for treatments for some of the biggest health problems around the globe and improve the lives of millions.

Kellogg College Hub opens its doors

Published: 02 May 17     Category: Buildings
Kellogg College’s new Hub building opened this morning.

Estates staff address student housing conference

Published: 19 Apr 17     Category: Buildings
Estates Services staff were recently invited to speak at the Association for Student Residential Accommodation’s (ASRA) annual conference in Brighton.

Work starts on new goods lift at the Radcliffe Science Library

Published: 07 Apr 17     Category: Buildings
Construction work is due to start in the week commencing April 10 on a new goods lift at the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL), which is expected to take six months to complete.

Oxford’s biggest sculpture unveiled at Old Road Campus

Published: 23 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
The University has installed the city’s biggest public artwork – a 12 metre wide, 5.5 metre tall bright red sculpture called ‘Origin’ – outside the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information & Discovery on Old Road Campus.

Minister opens new Begbroke innovation hub

Published: 17 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
Nicola Blackwood MP, Minister for Public Health and Innovation, today opened the new University of Oxford science and enterprise hub, the Begbroke Innovation Accelerator.

Weston Library Wins Civic Trust Award

Published: 13 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
The renovated Weston Library has won a Civic Trust Award for outstanding architecture, planning and design.

Beecroft Building reaches its highest point

Published: 10 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
A topping-out ceremony last week marked the completion of the highest point of the new Beecroft Building, which will house the Physics Department once it is finished later in 2017.

Weston Library Shortlisted for Civic Trust Award

Published: 03 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
The transformation of the Weston Library has been nominated for a prize in the 2017 Civic Trust Awards.

Castle Mill planning application now live

Published: 22 Feb 17     Category: Buildings
The University’s application for planning permission to make changes to the Castle Mill graduate accommodation is now up on Oxford City Council’s website.

Art School building shortlisted for award

Published: 14 Mar 16     Category: Buildings
The Ruskin School of Art has been shortlisted for the South East region Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards, in the Design Through Innovation section.

Big Data Institute completes

Published: 25 Jan 17     Category: Buildings
Friday 13 January was lucky for some as staff at the Big Data Institute were handed the keys to their new home.

University buys Cavalier House

Published: 09 Jan 17     Category: Buildings
The Asset Management team, on behalf of Graduate Accommodation, has completed the acquisition of Cavalier House in Marston. The plan is now to rent out the single en-suite rooms to graduate students of the University.

Work starts at Iffley Road Sports Centre

Published: 16 Aug 16     Category: Buildings
Preparation works for the new £8.5 million Acer Nethercott Sports Hall at Iffley Road Sports Centre is due to start this week.

Hoardings celebrate Physics in Parks Road

Published: 27 Jun 16     Category: Buildings
An 85-metre stretch of graphics celebrating the work of the Physics Department have gone up along Parks Road.

Weston Library: Building of the Year

Published: 09 Jun 16     Category: Buildings
The Weston Library has scooped yet another award, this time for the prestigious Building of the Year.

Royal visitor opens University buildings

Published: 11 May 16     Category: Buildings
HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited Oxford on 11 May to open the Blavatnik School of Government and the Weston Library.

National Site Award for Radcliffe Primary Care Building

Published: 03 May 16     Category: Buildings
Members of the construction team from Laing O’Rourke – main contractor on the refurbishment of the old Radcliffe Infirmary Outpatients Building, now the Radcliffe Primary Care Building – have won a national site award.

Vice-Chancellor opens refurbished St Luke’s Chapel

Published: 22 Apr 16     Category: Buildings
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, has formally opened the newly refurbished St Luke’s Chapel on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site.

Begbroke gives real-life project experience to construction students

Published: 19 Apr 16     Category: Buildings
Construction students from Reading College are gaining hands-on experience during a live building project at the Accelerator Building at Begbroke Science Park, being managed by the Estates Services Capital Projects team.

Radcliffe Infirmary Outpatients’ Building restored

Published: 22 Mar 16     Category: Buildings
Following a dramatic £14.1m renovation, the former Radcliffe Infirmary’s Outpatients’ Building is opening its doors this week to host researchers in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Four projects shortlisted for prestigious award

Published: 14 Mar 16     Category: Buildings
Four capital projects have been shortlisted for the coveted Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South awards.

Big Data Institute tops out

Published: 29 Feb 16     Category: Buildings
Vice Chancellor Louise Richardson attended a topping out ceremony on 26 February to mark construction of the Big Data Institute (BDI) and Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) building reaching its highest point.

Council Approves Extension for Tinbergen

Published: 08 Feb 16     Category: Buildings
Planning permission has been granted for new Chemistry teaching laboratories at the University’s Tinbergen Building.

New eco building at Arboretum set to open next month

Published: 08 Feb 16     Category: Buildings
The country’s first carbon neutral ‘arc’ building at Harcourt Arboretum is getting ready to welcome its first visitors.

Blavatnik School of Government project smashes charity target

Published: 25 Jan 16     Category: Buildings
Laing O’Rourke, main contractor for the recently-completed Blavatnik School of Government project, has more than doubled its fund raising target for a local charity.

Weston Library recognised by Oxford Preservation Trust

Published: 13 Nov 15     Category: Buildings
The Weston Library has been presented with a plaque by the Oxford Preservation Trust at its annual award ceremony. The four-year project to transform the library was nominated in the Building Conservation category.

Site hoardings tell the story of University Parks

Published: 14 Oct 15     Category: Buildings
Colourful hoardings charting historical milestones and the four seasons have gone up in University Parks.

Big Data Institute Shortlisted for Green Award

Published: 02 Oct 15     Category: Buildings
The Big Data Institute building (BDI), which forms part of the University’s Old Road Campus research site, has been shortlisted for the Buildings & Energy Efficiency (BE&E) awards.

Weston Library shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Award

Published: 01 Oct 15     Category: Buildings
The Weston Library has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award. The four-year project to transform the library is one of 32 schemes from across the UK to be considered for the prestigious honour.

Tinbergen Building Second Public Consultation

Published: 14 Sep 15     Category: Buildings
The University is holding an online-only second public consultation on updated proposals to extend and refurbish the Tinbergen Building.

Solar panel installation at Saïd Business School

Published: 07 Jul 15     Category: Buildings
A 49.8kW solar PV (photovoltaic) installation has been commissioned at Saïd Business School.

Precision Cancer Medicine Institute (PCMI) Public Consultation

Published: 17 Jul 15     Category: Buildings
The University of Oxford has held two public consultation events on 17 and 18 July on proposals to develop a Precision Cancer Medicine Institute (PCMI) building at the Churchill Hospital site, south of Roosevelt Road, Oxford.

Blavatnik - Window on the World

Published: 23 Jun 15     Category: Buildings
Building work reached a major milestone with the installation of the magnificent Window on the World – an 11.5 metre long piece of glass in the front façade of the building.

Kellogg College Public Consultation

Published: 26 Jun 15     Category: Buildings
Kellogg College Hub Project, Banbury road, Oxford, OX2 6PN

Iffley Road Sports Centre – Information Update

Published: 23 Apr 15     Category: Buildings
The University of Oxford was granted planning permission for the renovation of Iffley Road Sports Centre in October 2013.

Begbroke Science Park Public Consultation

Published: 24 Apr 15     Category: Buildings
The University of Oxford recently held two public consultation sessions relating to the University’s proposals to develop the existing Begbroke Centre of Innovation and Enterprise (CIE).

Work to start on physics building

Published: 20 Mar 15     Category: Buildings
Work on a new building to house the University of Oxford’s Physics Department will get underway later this month.

Refurbishment Plans for Oxfordshire Farm

Published: 09 Jul 15     Category: Buildings
A public information event will be held to share the University of Oxford’s proposals for the refurbishment of outbuildings at Overford Farm in Wytham.

Wolvercote Paper Mill goes on the market

Published: 08 Apr 16     Category: Buildings
The University has instructed Savills to offer Wolvercote Paper Mill for sale. Extending to 16.8 acres, including a significant area of woodland as well as previously developed land, the property, located to the north of Oxford, has been allocated for housing-led development.

Kellogg College appoints architect for ultra-low energy building

Published: 29 Feb 16     Category: Buildings
Kellogg College has appointed the award-winning architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for a new, ultra-low energy College Hub building in the heart of its North Oxford grounds.

Wolvercote Paper Mill Site

Published: 02 Mar 15     Category: Buildings
The University of Oxford held two public information events on Friday 27 February and Saturday 28 February to update the community and interested parties on a revised illustrative scheme for the Wolvercote Paper Mill site.

Refurbishment of St Luke’s Chapel

Published: 13 Nov 14     Category: Buildings
Refurbishment of St Luke’s Chapel on the ROQ site will commence in March 2015 and is scheduled to complete in the summer.

Amenities Building Public Consultation 5 and 6 December

Published: 08 Dec 14     Category: Buildings
The University held the third in a series of public consultation events on its proposed development at the Old Road/Park Hospital campus in Headington on Friday 5 December and Saturday 6 December.

University Club's upper floors to close

Published: 10 Mar 17     Category: Buildings
The University recently announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building due to the presence of asbestos in certain parts of the building. The closure affects a number of departments.