Gipsy Lane works from 3 October 2013

Notice valid from: 02/10/2013 - 13/10/2013

Expected programme of works from Friday 3 to Sunday 13 October 2013

What's happening on site

  • The first section of corten steel has been fitted to the Colonnade building
  • The steel frame of the new cycle shelter will be arriving in the next week
  • The newly paved route between Headington Road and Tonge is open
  • Paving on the piazza entrance has begun
  • 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

See recent images from the construction site at our Twitter image gallery


What you need to know


  • The path along the western access road is now reopened
  • Drilling work may cause minor disruption to the Main Lecture Theatre over the next few days as a lip is added to the concrete wall outside
  • 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 on Headington Road
  • Access to the Media Centre is provided by a dedicated path
  • 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



  • Finishes applied to the planters near this building will require some occasional drilling of blockwork and may cause minor disruption
  • This work will continue throughout October



  • The newly paved slope is now fully open
  • The stairs outside Tonge are expected to be reopened next week


International Centre

  • Access to the International Centre from Headington Road is via a new advertised route as detailed above
  • 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 through October and will be followed by paving works
  • Works to the building entrance are now complete


Media Centre

  • Access to the Media Centre is now provided by a dedicated path
  • Concrete works and hand tool use may continue to cause some minor disturbance for the next few weeks


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