Upcoming work on the Headington Hill site

2 June 2021

CGI image of the proposed new building at the Headington Hill site

Construction work will be taking place on the Headington Hill site from Monday 12 July (revised from an earlier date of Monday 28 June) and last between eight and ten weeks.

When demolition of the former Helena Kennedy building on our Headington Hill site took place in 2019, the University became aware of asbestos in the ground beneath the former building.

The work being undertaken will safely remove this material, which was placed in the ground before the University’s use of the site, when the original building was erected. The University already has planning permission in place for a new building on the site and we will provide further detail on this in due course as the project further develops. In the meantime, it is important that this material is safely removed from this currently unused part of the campus.

The University, and the company contracted to carry out the work, will ensure that that safety is of the utmost importance and that any disruption is kept to a minimum over this period.

We do expect there to be noise during the project as materials are dug out and removed from the footprint of the old Helena Kennedy building and surrounding grounds. Activity will take place between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Measures to ensure that dust and materials are disposed of safely. There will be no impact on current access routes or parking on site and as part of its traffic management plan, there will be a dedicated person on site to direct traffic as construction traffic enters and leaves the site.

We will be producing regular updates on progress on the upcoming activity on our Headington Hill site via the University’s Works Update webpages