Update on development of the Headington Hill site and new workshop building

1 February 2022

Proposed Workshop building on Oxford Brookes' Headington Hill site

Following December’s update on the University’s plans to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and creative industries activity on the Headington Hill site, further information is now available via our dedicated webpages

Our vision is to create a facility that not only allows our students and researchers to flourish, but brings the Oxford Brookes community together, boosts local collaboration and helps meet the needs of industry.

At the end of last year, the University submitted an application to amend the original planning permission received for a new teaching building on the Headington Hill site. In a change from the designs which originally received planning permission in 2018, this would add a new basement level for the building. 

The new teaching building will help to facilitate the relocation of Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment (TDE) activity which currently takes place on the Wheatley Campus by September 2024 at the earliest.

To ensure we have appropriate spaces for activity currently based at Wheatley, and to facilitate enhanced teaching, research and partnership opportunities, the University is also proposing to introduce a specialist workshop building on the Headington Hill site, next to the existing Richard Hamilton Building.

The new buildings will establish a high-quality, future-thinking and collaborative permanent home for TDE. Faculty staff have been involved in the design of the new proposed buildings and we are pleased to be able to share the latest plans with you.

We currently expect to submit a planning application for the workshop building at the end of February 2022 and further updates will be provided in due course.