Lloyd building – a centre for applicant and new student enquiries
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Walking across the Piazza you may have noticed the Lloyd building, formerly the ‘Media Centre’, has been undergoing some work.
Walking across the Piazza you may have noticed the Lloyd
building, formerly the ‘Media Centre’, has been undergoing some work. Inside,
builders have completely renewed the interior in preparation for its new
residents: the Accommodation Bureau and
Transport Services, UK Recruitment and Partnerships, and the Admissions team.
Lloyd also boasts a brand new IT training room on the ground floor, with
capacity for 12 people and can be easily used as a call centre in support of
Clearing, during telethons or as an emergency response room.
Following demolition and stripping out of old fixtures, work
to build new walls, install new boilers, wiring, plumbing and redecoration began
in late April. Work has now completed and the building is now ready for teams
to move in. Office spaces on the first
floor have been redecorated, but perhaps the most noticeable difference is on
the ground floor. Back in its days as the ‘Media Centre’, Brookes Print occupied
a large space in the building with rolling shutters for deliveries. It’s since
been transformed into a new office and reception area to house the
Accommodation Bureau and Transport Services. This prominent location, next to
the Piazza at Headington Campus, will make it more convenient for students to
drop in and arrange their accommodation. Transport Services move in on 16 July
and the Accommodation Bureau’s reception and front-end services will be up and
running on the afternoon of 20 July, in time to handle new students’ enquiries. In September, remaining
accommodation services will move
over from their old offices in Helena Kennedy.
UK Recruitment and Partnerships will also be moving into
their new first floor office on 17 July, with use of a ground floor room for Schools
Liaison Officers. The building will be fully occupied when Admissions move in
after clearing, in mid-October.
Dr Anne Gwinnett, Director of Corporate Affairs and Chair of
the Lloyd Working Group said: “The three teams coming together in the Lloyd
building is an important part of the university’s Enquiry-to-Enrolment (e-2-e) project. An outcome of e-2-e was to create a centre
for applicant and new student enquiries. The Lloyd building is in a fitting
location that complements the facilities and services of the neighbouring John
Henry Brookes and Colonnade buildings. Co-location of the three teams will
streamline the experience for applicants and new students just beginning life
at university. This will have benefits for all students, and it is an added
advantage that Lloyd is very close to the International Centre where, from
September, the whole of Oxford Brookes International will be co-located.”
Lloyd is the first of many works to be completed across our campuses this summer. Over the summer, a pilot of the
university’s new signage style will be installed, which, if successful, will
later be rolled out in all buildings and campuses. The facade will also enjoy a
sprucing up and external clean in August.
We’re investing in our estate to provide the best possible experience
for students and staff. For example, we’re currently renovating the clock tower
and roof of the Harcourt Hill chapel and refitting the ground floor of Sinclair
building for Psychology at Headington Campus. Stay up to date about work at all
our campuses with the Works update.