Space to Think estate exhibition, 5-13 May

Friday, 01 May 2015

Gipsy lane facade

Following the recent announcement of Oxford Brookes' ten year investment, the Space to Think team will be taking a travelling exhibition around all campuses.

Following the recent announcement of Oxford Brookes’ ten year investment, the Space to Think team will be taking a travelling exhibition around all campuses. The exhibition will include an update on the estate investment plan, highlight recent improvements to the estate and be an opportunity for staff and students to ask questions and give feedback. Send your feedback to us by Friday 22 May and you can enter a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

The exhibition will be on display at each campus/site on the below dates and will be staffed between 12pm and 2pm.

  • Headington, JHBB InfoZone: Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6 May
  • Wheatley, Simon Williams Undergraduate Centre: Thursday 7 – Friday 8 May
  • Harcourt Hill, inside Refectory: Monday 11 May
  • Marston Road, Cafe: Tuesday 12 May
  • Swindon, Advice Corner (top floor): Wednesday 13 May

The boards in brief

As well as a general overview of the estate investment plan, the exhibition will focus on:

Progress to date – Information will be provided on the status of projects and the current working groups that have been set up.

A new façade for Gipsy Lane – To ensure our buildings meet current regulations and to enhance the look of the campus we’re looking to re-clad a number of buildings.

The Main Hall and Lecture Theatre – Improved access onto our campus, developing the Main Hall into a multi-functional, accessible space and the proposed demolition of the Main Lecture Theatre.

Teaching room development - The ongoing refurbishment and upgrade of our teaching rooms. Many of these have already been completed, with 30 new teaching rooms planned for the Clerici development. We’re keen to find out what is working for both staff and students.

Social learning spaces – With the success of the Forum and the Simon Williams Building the University is keen to integrate more of this kind of space into our campuses. We want to understand what spaces are working and why.

Estate colour strategy – The environment we work and study in in is important, the colours used can make a real difference to how we work, study and collaborate.

Enhancing the student experience – An integral element to how we evolve as a University is the experience we provide to our students. The best way to ensure we deliver on the student experience is through listening. We use sources such as feedback from Brookes Union, NSS results and have run forum groups such as the Student Think Tank and the Student Redevelopment Group. We hope to get feedback from this exhibition to further inform our decision making process.

If you're not able to attend the exhibition, please feel free to read through the exhibition boards and provide feedback online.

For information on how up-coming work may affect you our works update will keep you up to date or connect with us on Twitter @space_to_think.