IDRM construction starting imminently

IDRM artist impression

Artist's impression of the finished IDRM.

The IDRM will sit in the land behind the recently-completed Innovation Building, forming a gateway between the Campus and the rest of Headington. Construction will take around 18 months. The project gained planning permission in late 2019. It will house around 200 scientists seeking to draw on the human body’s ability to repair itself to create new drugs and treatments.

Alongside work at the Kennedy Institute, also starting soon, this will make for a busy period on Old Road Campus, with a considerable volume of construction traffic on the roads during busy times. Certain routes will be restricted for some of the construction period. All possible efforts will be made to avoid unnecessary risks and disruption, but please take extra care when moving around the Campus over this period.

More information on the project, including a map of the site, is available in the consultation document produced for the public consultation ahead of the project.