Gipsy Lane works from 27 September 2013

Notice valid from: 27/09/2013 - 06/10/2013

Expected programme of works from 27 September 2013 to 6 October 2013

What's happening on site 

  • The corten steel frontage to the building has started to be fitted
  • Paving on the piazza entrance has commenced
  • The granite flooring throughout the building has been laid
  • Lighting is active in many areas of the Library and pooled teaching area
  • The specialist projection equipment has been installed in the lecture theatre and Union Hall
  • Joinery finishes (e.g. counter tops, wall panels) are being installed around the café deli area on the ground floor
  • See recent images from the construction site at our Twitter image gallery


What you need to know


  • Please refer to provided signage for altered routes around campus and assist new arrivals and returning students to do the same
  • Pedestrian access to the International Centre, Tonge and Sports Centre has changed and a new footpath is signposted
  • Access to the International Centre entrance has temporally changed and is via the newly paved slope outside Tonge
  • The temporary path at the rear of the International Centre and Tonge will remain in use, though this is set to change during the coming week
  • Access to the Media Centre is provided by a dedicated path
  • A path down the Western access road is set open next week
  • Deliveries to the Print Room, International Centre and Tonge will need to be arranged in advance - please contact for further info


Gibbs and John Payne 

  • Paving work behind Gibbs may cause some minor noise for sustained periods during the trimming of stone slabs
  • Contractors will make effort to minimise this disruption to building users, which is expected to continue for the rest of the month
  • Please take care when using the pedestrian crossing in this area and listen carefully to instructions from construction staff
  • Buckley and Abercrombie
  • A mobile crane has been erected on the site of the piazza and will create background engine noise for the remainder of the works
  • When paving work begins, trimming of stone may cause some erratic disruption from hand tool use



  • The remainder of works in this area should have little impact



  • The final fitting of the hand rail to the stairs outside Tonge will be completed next week
  • Following this work, the newly paved slope is expected to open during the beginning of next week


International Centre 

  • Access to the International Centre from Headington Road is via a new advertised route as detailed above
  • In Week 1, access to the building is expected to be altered and will be reached via the newly paved slope outside Tonge building
  • Ground works will continue in the areas in front and to the side of the International Centre
  • This work is expected to cause disruption to building users into October and will be followed by paving works
  • The building entrance has been reduced to a single door but access will be maintained at all times, occasionally managed by construction staff


Media Centre 

  • Access to the Media Centre is now provided by a dedicated path
  • Concrete pouring and hand tool banging may cause some noise disturbance
  • The cycle shelter steel frame will be arriving over the week


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