Summer 2017: What’s happening in Sinclair

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sinclair l2 large lab

We’re continuing our multi-million-pound programme of investment in the Sinclair building at the University’s Headington Campus.

Having last summer delivered a brand new home for our Bioimaging Unit, which houses our biological light and electron microscopes, and more recently seen teaching begin in the building’s new second floor teaching laboratories, the transformation of Sinclair is continuing.

The contractor, EG Carter & Co., is two months into the refurbishment of the first floor of the building. Like the floor above, this will contain industry-standard teaching laboratory space alongside academic and research staff offices.

The bulk of the first floor refurbishment works are taking place over the summer, with new internal walls being installed, followed by plastering and decoration; new flooring, lighting and other services; and finally the installation of furniture.

The floor is scheduled to be open and in use in time for the new academic year this coming September.

The building refurbishment programme, of over £20 million in total, will also see the building’s other three floors transformed, alongside brand new external cladding to improve its appearance and energy efficiency. This new outer skin of the building is all but complete across the building.

A new main contractor will come on-site and work their way downwards through Sinclair, creating more lab, office and research group space.

You can follow progress of the works on Twitter: @space_to_think.

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