11 February 2019

Design team and funding unveiled for Tinbergen replacement

The University of Oxford has announced the design team and funding arrangements for the planned new building on the site of the Tinbergen at the corner of South Parks Road and St Cross Road.

The replacement will provisionally be called the Centre for Life and Mind Sciences, and it will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken. It will transform the way psychological and biological science is done in Oxford.

The University has appointed NBBJ as architect, supported by partners, to design the new building. It has also approved £192 million in capital funding for the project, with more expected to be raised from donors.

The Centre will transform the educational experience for students, providing laboratories for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, as well as lecture theatres, specialised support laboratories and opportunities for public engagement. The plan is that it will create an exciting public space with better connections to the surrounding area than the Tinbergen provided. Work began on the site in October 2018 to safely remove all asbestos using highly specialist contractors prior to demolition, alongside the development of plans for the new building. For more information about the plans, please consult the relevant section of the University's Building our Future site.