Major land purchase at Churchill
In March the University bought around 10 acres of land at the Churchill Hospital site from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Asset Management and Legal Services teams within Estates Services played a vital role in enabling this transaction to go ahead despite an extremely challenging timescale.
The Trust has leased the land and buildings back from the University for between three and six years while it finds new, more modern facilities into which it can move the various units currently based there, including its Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre and various laboratories and storage areas, as well as staff car parking.
The land is a strategic acquisition for the Medical Sciences Division and will support the long-term development of the biomedical science research hub at the Old Road Campus and around the Churchill.