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    We’re developing campuses for the future. Where possible we keep disruptive work to times that limit the impact on local residents, staff and students. With the size of some the works we are doing this is not always possible. Keep up to date with current works and route changes on all our campuses.

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  • Works updates

    Current redevelopment works

    Demolition of Helena Kennedy complete; Sinclair ground floor demolition complete and refurbishment underway, with alternative access into Sinclair now in operation.

  • Headington expected programme of works as of Wednesday 12 June 2019


    The Sinclair project includes a new building exterior (cladding) and all levels of the building will be fully refurbished with new laboratory, study and office spaces. Currently, the ground floor is being refurbished, in what is the project's final phase.

    • Redecoration and lighting improvements have begun (from Monday 3 June) in the JHBB (west) end stairwell. These works are expected to last around one month and will close the stairwell for general access - except in the case of an emergency evacuation only.
    • This also sees the closure of the temporary access door which leads into the building from the Central Courtyard; to access the Sinclair building, please use entrances from within Clerici.
    • Installation of a new, single-storey structure between the Annex and Sinclair, to replace the former ‘lean-to’, started last week. There will be some intermittent drilling this week
    • Plastering is taking place on the ground floor and much of the electrical installation of cables to feed sockets and switches is now complete. Decorators will start work from Thursday 13 June
    • The internal door leading from the Annex into Clerici has closed while work is undertaken in the area; access into the Annex will only be through the external door opposite Gibbs. This internal access route may be used in the case of an emergency evacuation only.
    • Access into and through Sinclair during refurbishment of the ground floor: 
      • The fire exit at the base of the east (Clerici) end stairwell may be used as a general entrance and exit for Sinclair.
      • Access into Sinclair from the Gibbs side (adjacent to the contractor’s compound) is closed.
      • Access from Clerici into the ground, first and second floors remains open and unchanged.

    Helena Kennedy/Headington Hill site

    • Demolition of the Helena Kennedy building structure is now complete, with construction of the new building expected to start in the coming months