'The site must work as a whole, providing not a series of individual independent facilities, but rather an integrated campus capable of phased development, to provide the flexible and sustainable estate the University requires'
(from The Masterplan, Welcome, p.3)
A public exhibition about Phase 1 of the Masterplan was held on 26 and 27 January 2009 at Somerville College. The local community had the opportunity to inspect the proposals prior to planning and listed building applications being submitted to Oxford City Council.
Phase 1 focused on the refurbishment of the Radcliffe Infirmary, the construction of the Somerville College student accommodation buildings, and the creation of a new pedestrian route linking Walton Street with the Woodstock Road. The plan to refurbish the Oupatients’ building and St Luke’s Chapel which had originally been part of Phase 1 has been delayed to 2014.
A public exhibition of the plans for Phase 2 of the development was held in October 2009. The exhibition brochure outlines the plans and invites comments from the public in advance of the submission of planning applications to Oxford City Council.
The key development in Phase 2 was the Mathematical Institute which was formally opened in October 2013. The new Humanities Building, which was originally intended to be part of Phase 2, has been postponed; currently the date for work to commence on that plot has not been confirmed. The Humanities division moved into the Radcliffe Humanities building – the refurbished Radcliffe Infirmary – in 2012.