Estates development

Our Oxford Campus Vision

Oxford Brookes is committed to building an environment which supports our students, staff and partners to excel. Importantly, our campus spaces need to respond to the evolving needs of the University’s community and the rapidly changing world of education. We believe our future Oxford environment will inspire a vibrant, connected and diverse student community to achieve their potential.

We have previously announced our commitment to moving all remaining activity from the Wheatley Campus to the Headington Campus. Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment activity currently based at Wheatley will move to two new buildings on the Headington Hill site in the 2024-25 academic year, with further information on this development available on the project's dedicated webpages.

It is our intention to move all teaching from Harcourt Hill to our Headington Campus for the start of the 2025/26 academic year. As with any large estate project timescales can shift, so we will keep people informed of any changes to this plan. We look forward to sharing further information once a detailed piece of work has taken place to look at the sequencing and space requirements required to facilitate the moves. 

This will also carefully consider future use of services currently provided at Harcourt Hill, such as Brookes Sport and accommodation facilities. Due to significant maintenance costs required for the swimming pool at Harcourt Hill, a decision has been taken to close the facilitiy from 1 September 2024. Further information can be found on the Brookes Sport webpages.


Keep up to date via our Works Updates

Keep up to date with ongoing activity on the University's campuses and halls of residences via our Works Updates page.

Current projects

High-res design for the workshop building on the Headington Hill site

Headington Hill site

In June 2022, Oxford Brookes received planning permission for two cutting edge, sustainable buildings on the Headington Hill site. The new teaching and workshop buildings will be the new home for the Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment’s activity currently based at Wheatley Campus. Construction work for the buildings began in January 2023 and both will open their doors in the 2024/25 academic year.

Clive Booth Student Village

Construction work is now taking place on the redevelopment of Clive Booth Student Village. The project is providing an increased number of high-quality rooms for students within the University’s estate, close to the Headington Campus. This will also help to reduce the number of students living in private rented accommodation and support efforts to manage local housing demand.

Clive Booth