28 April 2017

Public consultation on new neuroscience research facility

The University of Oxford is consulting with members of the public on proposals to build a dedicated facility for research into strokes at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The new building is intended to provide purpose-built facilities for the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD), as well as extra space for the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB). Both organisations are part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, within the Medical Sciences Division.

The aim is to create the UK’s largest dedicated centre for stroke research, helping maintain the University’s world-leading position in the field. A planning application is expected to be submitted to Oxford City Council in July 2017, with construction to begin in early 2018.

As part of this process, the University is inviting members of the public to discuss the proposals with members of the project team on the following dates:

  • Friday 28 April 2017 from 4-7pm
  • Saturday 29April 2017 from 10am-12pm

Both events will take place at Osler House, Osler Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BL.

The consultation information boards can be found here: Neuroscience Research Facility Boards 28.04.17 (5,038kb)

We welcome feedback on the proposals prior to the University taking forward the proposal to Oxford City Council. An online version of the feedback form is available here. The deadline for feedback is 15 May 2017.

The University will review all feedback and will take it into account before progressing with applications for Planning. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the University at the following email address: public.consultation@admin.ox.ac.uk