31 August 2017

Modular teaching buildings take shape

Construction of temporary buildings to replace teaching labs following the closure of the Tinbergen Building is now underway.

Modular buildings being craned into position at the University Club

Portakabin will be craning 44 separate modules into place on the University Club sports field site to create two large single-storey labs that can accommodate over 200 students.

The pre-fabricated sections have been shipped to Oxford from York and it will take five days to complete the installation before fit-out then begins. The build team is working to get the labs up and running for Biochemistry and Biology students during the Michaelmas Term.

Groundworks for a temporary two-storey research and administration building for Zoology will start in September; and, over on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ) site, construction of a research building for the Department of Experimental Psychology is underway and expected to complete in the New Year.