Tinbergen building redevelopment | University of Oxford

Tinbergen building redevelopment

Creating a world-class centre for the pursuit of life and mind sciences

The University is developing plans for the construction of an exciting new building on the site of the existing, now empty, Tinbergen building on the junction of St Cross Rd and South Parks Rd. The building had to be closed in early 2017 due to the discovery of asbestos throughout the structure and in inaccessible areas.  It was not possible to remove this while the building was occupied.

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Considering all options for the future of the building, the University intends to redevelop the site, to create a new, world-class centre for the pursuit of life and mind sciences, and a home for the Departments of Experimental Psychology, Plant Sciences and Zoology.  Preliminary discussions are being held with Oxford City Council and will continue during 2019, including a programme of public consultation and engagement.  The intended building – which will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken – will provide research and teaching laboratories, lecture theatres, administrative accommodation, specialised support laboratories and spaces for public engagement.

Work has now begun on the site to safely remove all asbestos using highly specialist contractors, prior to demolition, alongside the development of plans for the new building. 

News and updates will be provided on this page as the project progresses.

If you have any queries about our plans for this transformational new building or about ongoing work on the site, please contact us at lifeandmind@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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