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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 20 March 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.

    • Laying of the floor is taking place in parts of the ground floor. This is expected to be a quiet process.
    • During the first half of w/c Monday 25 March, cables are being installed across the ground floor. There may be some occasional noise as the contractors are required to call out to each other when pulling the cables.
    • On Monday 25 March the installation of wall partitions will begin. This will start to separate the ground floor into its new areas. Disruption from noise should be low as this process involves only shorts bursts of light drilling.
    • Access into and through Sinclair during refurbishment of the ground floor: 
      • A temporary entrance from the Central Courtyard directly into the west (JHBB) end stairwell is now open, allowing access to upper floors of Sinclair.
      • 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 into Sinclair from the Gibbs side (adjacent to the contractor’s compound) has closed.
      • Access from Clerici into the ground, first and second floors remains open and unchanged.
    • 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 continuing, with construction of the new building expected to start in spring.