New third floor of Sinclair opens as refurbishment continues

Monday, 11 June 2018

Sinclair level 3 lab

More inspiring teaching and research spaces are now open on campus, as the latest part of the Sinclair refurbishment is completed.

The building’s new third floor has seen an extensive refurbishment over the last six months, creating further new spaces for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Included in the new spaces are further biological and medical science research lab space, alongside nutrition teaching and research areas. This includes the Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health, a group which undertakes research and consultancy in food and human nutrition.

Who was Sinclair?
Hugh MacDonald Sinclair was a doctor and medical researcher. He spent much of his academic career in the city of Oxford and was an expert in human nutrition.

The new third floor is part of an over £20 million refurbishment of Sinclair, which sees each of the building’s floor refurbished. A new home for the University’s Bioimaging Unit has also been created in the Sinclair Annex, providing a dedicated space for microscopy research.

The next section of the refurbishment will see the building’s fourth floor undergo a transformation, at which point psychology teams are expected to move into this new space.

A large, flexible computer suite, complete with specialist software, will be in place for students, alongside testing labs to support student and staff research.

This is expected to open in time for Semester 2 in early 2019.