Headington Hill

Update on plans to develop the Headington Hill site - April 2022

Oxford Brookes is setting out in further detail its proposals to enhance STEM and creative industries activity on its Headington Hill site.

Our vision is to create a facility that not only allows our students, staff and researchers to flourish, but brings the Oxford Brookes community together, boosts local collaboration and helps meet the needs of industry.


Overview of the proposed development of the site


To facilitate enhanced teaching, research and partnership opportunities, the University is proposing the construction of a specialist workshop building on the Headington Hill site, next to the existing Richard Hamilton Building. This cutting-edge space would complement a new teaching building for our Headington Hill site, for which an amendment to a previously accepted planning permission was submitted in December 2021.

A planning application for the separate, smaller workshop building was submitted in March 2022 and can be found on the Oxford City Council planning webpages.

The new buildings will promote collaborative learning, research and partnership working across technology, engineering and the arts.

How can I find out more?

In addition to the information on these dedicated webpages, the University hosted an online webinar on the proposed workshop building on Tuesday 15 February 2022. During this session, members of the University and colleagues with expertise on the proposed workshop development set out the plans in further detail and answered a range of questions.

A recording of the webinar is available to view and download, and you can also separately download a copy of the slides used during the session.

If you have any further questions related to the development, you can contact the University’s Community Engagement team via community@brookes.ac.uk.