Works updates

We’re developing campuses for the future. Where possible we keep disruptive work to times that limit the impact on local residents, staff and students. With the size of some of the works we are doing this is not always possible. Keep up-to-date with current works and route changes on all our campuses.


Upcoming work on the Headington Hill site

From Monday 12 July 2021, construction work will be taking place to remove materials from the ground of a currently unused area of the Headington Hill site and last between eight and ten weeks.

Update: June 2021

  • The original date at which work was due to start (28 June) has been delayed slightly and will now begin from Monday 12 July.
  • It has been confirmed that the parking spaces to the side of the Gatehouse at the entrance of the Headington Hill site, including the fast car charging point, will be inaccessible as they will fall within the contractors site compound area. A replacement charging point is being installed on the Headington Hill site.
  • It has also been confirmed that 13 parking spaces on the left hand side of the road as you enter the Headington Hill site will be removed temporarily. This is to allow for the installation of a temporary pedestrian crossing point and for health and safety reasons for site vehicles turning out of the construction site area.

About this work:

When demolition of the former Helena Kennedy building on our Headington Hill site took place in 2019, the University became aware of asbestos in the ground beneath the former building.

The work being undertaken will safely remove this material, which was placed in the ground before the University’s use of the site, when the original building was erected. The University already has planning permission in place for a new building on the site and we will provide further detail on this in due course as the project further develops. In the meantime, it is important that this material is safely removed from this currently unused part of the campus.

The University, and the company contracted to carry out the work, will ensure that that safety is of the utmost importance and that any disruption is kept to a minimum over this period.

Find out more:

We will be producing updates on progress on these works as they progress. Once activity begins from Monday 12 July, you will be able to contact the University Projects Team if you have any urgent questions or issues related to the work. They can be contacted on 07443 097216 between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.