Headington Campus Public Consultation Event
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Oxford Brookes University is hosting a public exhibition on its Headington Campus Development Plan.
Oxford Brookes University is hosting a public exhibition on its Headington Campus Development Plan. The exhibition will be an opportunity to view the design concepts and considerations for the replacement of the Helena Kennedy Student Centre and broad principles for the redevelopment of the Clive Booth Student Village.
Date and time
7 and 8 March 2018
Oxford Brookes University,
Clerici foyer, Gipsy Lane
Oxford OX3 0BP
Helena Kennedy Student Centre
The building was originally constructed in the 1960’s as offices for the former Pergamon Press. When the lease was acquired by Oxford Brookes, the building became home to the University’s student union and offices. With the completion of the John Henry Brookes Building, in 2014, Brookes Union and the University’s careers services moved into new facilities.
The building is reaching its end-of-life and the University has aspirations to build an inspirational space containing collaborative areas for the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. The building will bring together the fields of Arts, Architecture, Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Built Environment. It is being designed to create flexible spaces, where interdisciplinary experimentation and engagement can occur.
The exhibition will be an opportunity to view the design concepts and considerations for the replacement of the existing building prior to planning permission being sought.
Clive Booth Student Village
The University is committed to reducing the number of Oxford Brookes students living outside of University managed accommodation. As part of a wider Residential Investment Plan the University is developing plans to replace some of the older existing residential blocks at Clive Booth Student Village while increasing the number of bed spaces and provide the necessary facilities needed to meet current and future students’ needs.
The proposal draws on the principles described in Oxford Brookes’ Residential Strategy and is in line with the preferred student residential options outlined in Oxford City Council’s proposed Local Plan 2036.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity to view the broad principles for the redevelopment of Clive Booth and will provide the local community with an early opportunity to feed into the process. A further public consultation on Clive Booth Student Village with more detailed designs is expected to take place prior to the University seeking planning permission.