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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 underway; Sinclair ground floor demolition underway, with alternative access into Sinclair now in operation.

  • Headington expected programme of works as of Wednesday 9 January 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.

    • The Sinclair fourth floor is complete and open, with students and staff now in and using the new spaces. Read more here.
    • Removal of internal fixtures and fittings is underway on the ground floor, with heavier demolition due to commence in the coming weeks. A higher level of noise should be expected during this time within the building.
    • Access into and through Sinclair has changed:
      • A temporary entrance from the Central Courtyard directly into the west (JHBB) end stairwell will open, allowing access to upper floors of Sinclair – expected during w/c Monday 14 January.
      • Once this opens, access into Sinclair from the Gibbs side (currently adjacent to the contractor’s compound) will close – expected during w/c Monday 14 January.
      • The fire exit at the base of the east (Clerici) end stairwell is now also useable as an general entrance and exit for Sinclair.
      • Access from Clerici into the ground, first and second floors will remain open and unchanged.
    • A crane will be present on site, currently planned for Wednesday 16 January, to remove equipment from the roof of Sinclair.
    • As in previous semesters, the contractor has agreed with the faculty to avoid works which will create high volumes of noise during practical lecture introduction times (9.00-9.30am, 1.00-1.30pm daily).

    Helena Kennedy / Headington Hill site

    • Demolition of the Helena Kennedy building structure is underway and expected to continue into spring.
    • Construction of the new building will commence after this.