Tinbergen Building closure | University of Oxford
Tinbergen Building update
Tinbergen Building update

Tinbergen Building closure

Last week, the University announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building after asbestos was discovered in parts of the building where it had not previously been detected.

A huge effort is underway across the University to deal with the problems caused by the closure and to ensure that the two world-class departments which have been displaced, Zoology and Experimental Psychology, are able to continue their work with the minimum of disruption. At a meeting of staff and students, the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Professor Louise Richardson, spoke of her pride at the way the University has pulled together to help colleagues in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
The University’s advice on health and safety remains unchanged: the University was obliged to act when asbestos was discovered in areas of the Tinbergen where it had not previously been found, but it does not believe there is any risk to health of ordinary users of the building, and the extensive air quality monitoring which has been carried out supports this.