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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

    New Gibbs teaching room complete; Sinclair fourth floor progressing well.

  • Headington expected programme of works as of Wednesday 19 September 2018


    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. The current phase of works sees the refurbishment of the fourth floor and roof.

    • Some intermittent drilling will take place in the Clerici-end stairwell on Thursday 20 / Friday 21 September as steelwork is installed. Associated noise may be heard in the stairwell and surrounding areas but should be intermittent.
    • 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).
    • Ventilation, which has been shut off on parts of the first, second and third floors, should be back on by Thursday 20 September.
    • The move of colleagues from Tonge to SNC.3.18 took place successfully last week.
    • Intermittent noise will be created as structures on the roof are removed.
    • Plastering is continuing on the fourth floor and some electrical fittings are beginning to be installed.
    • Colleagues based in Sinclair have been notified of suggested alternative working arrangements should this be appropriate and required during higher levels of noise.

    Helena Kennedy / Headington Hill site

    • Fencing around Helena Kennedy will begin to be erected during w/c Monday 1 October. This is in advance of demolition of the building, which will commence in the coming months.
    • Some adjacent pedestrian routes will be affected as the fencing goes up. This includes the internal route which leads from the bridge over Headington Road towards the Gatehouse, which will close. Pedestrians should instead use the public footpath on Headington Hill. Access in front of Willow will also close, but pedestrians will continue to be able to travel towards Headington Hill Hall from the bridge, via the steps.

    If you think any of this work may clash with any university activity, please contact spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk