Comments welcome on the future development of Wheatley Campus

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wheatley Campus aerial

Over two hundred local residents, elected representatives and Oxford Brookes staff attended a consultation event at Wheatley Campus on Tuesday 20 June.

The University presented a proposed outline plan for the future residential redevelopment of the Wheatley Campus site.

The consultation event follows the 2015 announcement that the University would be moving all teaching, research and support activity from the Wheatley Campus.

The Oxford Brookes Business School is expected to move to Headington Campus from September 2017 and the remaining engineering, computing and mathematics courses are expected to move by 2021/2022.

Oxford Brookes has charitable status meaning it has an obligation to achieve best value for the site. This is likely to involve the redevelopment of the site for housing and the University is pursuing this option. Bilfinger GVA has been appointed to assist with the sale process and will be marketing the site on behalf of the University once the planning application has been submitted.

Local residents are able to comment on the plans by filling in this feedback form, or sending any comments to spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk before 4 July 2017.

Comments will be considered as part of the final iteration of the outline plan, which is expected to be submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council later this summer.

You can view the proposal here.