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We're investing in our estates and creating spaces to inspire. Here you'll find the key milestones in our recent past as our journey to modernise our campuses continues.
Following a complete refurbishment, the new Clerici, with the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, is fully reopened. A new home to the University's Business School sits alongside flexible teaching spaces and together they provide a refreshed welcome from the east to Headington Campus.
The first floor of Sinclair reopens after refurbishment. This follows the opening of the second floor and Annex and signals the completion of the first phase of the transformation of the University's health and life sciences provision at Headington.
After 17 years of teaching at the Ferndale site in Swindon, our new campus in the town, the Joel Joffe Building, opens, supporting our flourishing healthcare teaching provision.
The Main Hall is demolished, closing the chapter on a generation of events, including Eagles concerts and decades of graduations, which were held there.
Work begins on the transformation of Clerici on the Headington Campus, creating brand new teaching and study spaces along with a new home for the Business School.
The Buckley building reopens after an extensive refurbishment, becoming the new home of our Wellbeing services and much of the University’s professional services staff.
Work begins to create new teaching and research science labs in Sinclair.
A busy summer: Lloyd and International buildings re-open following remodelling, an extension to the climbing wall is unveiled and a number of student accommodation rooms at Harcourt Hill are refurbished.
Our estates investment plan is announced, signalling the start of a £130m investment in our campuses over a ten year period.
The Colonnade opens, bringing a bank, bookshop and convenience store to the front of Headington Campus.
The John Henry Brookes Building opens, the bringing together of a £132m investment. It will receive multiple awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and others, including for student experience.
The first students move into the newly completed Westminster Halls, which has a number of notable sustainable features.
Extension to the Abercrombie building, the first phase of the John Henry Brookes Building project, opens. It is described as a ‘cathedral of learning’ by then Chancellor, Shami Chakrabarti.
Construction of the building to become the John Henry Brookes Building begins on Headington Campus.
The John Payne building is opened, marking the start of a new style of building on the Headington Campus.
The Simon Williams Centre opens at the Wheatley Campus.
R Block is opened at Wheatley, a brand new, purpose-built home of engineering workshops and labs for research and teaching.
The Buckley building, a dedicated research centre, is opened at Headington and the Postgraduate Centre is opened at Wheatley.