School of the Built Environment


  • FACILITIES

    The Abercrombie Building at the Headington Campus was opened in the summer of 2012 and it is where the School is based.

     
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    FACILITIES


    The Abercrombie Building at the Headington Campus was opened in the summer of 2012 and it is where the School is based.

    Students in the School benefit from brand-new, purpose-built facilities and an inspiring working environment. The building houses learning spaces connected by glass walkways spanning an expansive full-height atrium, making the School of the Built Environment a vibrant, design-focused place to learn. We bring all the professional disciplines together making for a really exciting academic atmosphere. 


    LIBRARY


    Oxford Brookes University has three libraries, the largest of which is on the Headington Campus, in the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), near to the classrooms and studios.

    • The Academic Liaison Librarian for the School is Geoffrey Morgan
    • Self service collect and return one or two week book loans
    • Use networked pcs or your laptop, photocopiers, printing and scanning equipment
    • Student presentation room bookings
    • Enquiries and support

    STUDENT HUB


    The Abercrombie Student Hub, on the third floor of the inspiring Abercrombie extension, is a dynamic and flexible space for students. Resources include:

    • A large dynamic open-plan space with movable partitions and seating
    • 24 high-end workstations
    • A large plasma screen with data and audio projection
    • Lecture-style seating for up to 60
    • A hearing induction loop built into floor

    TECHNOLOGY LAB


    Equipped for structural and building physics testing, the lab features modern facilities for testing which complement the existing advanced computer modelling and analysis capabilities available.

    • structural testing of building components and systems
    • air-tightness testing of products and assemblies
    • thermal testing using specialist measuring devices
    • product design and development
    • performance assessment
    • building regulations compliance including Part L (conservation of fuel and power)

    URBAN DESIGN LAB


    Our brand new Urban Labs allow you to make connections between theory and practice in an applied environment which simulates professional practice.