Roundup of major projects


  • 1-4 Keble Road Refurbishment – Doctoral Training Centre relocation to enable creation of Energy Storage research facility in the Rex Richards Building. Completed in February 2020. Project Manager: Nick Mullineux, TMD.
  • Southwell Building compressor housing – extension for engineering turbine testing facility. Completed in December 2019. Project Manager: Nick Mullineux, TMD.
  • Castle Mill graduate accommodation – building and landscaping improvement works were completed in March 2020. Project manager: Jon Odell, CPC. 
  • Temporary accommodation for Covid-19 vaccine trial – urgent delivery of temporary Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials facilities in connection with the current coronavirus pandemic. The delivery of the temporary building was undertaken over a four-day period and completed on 5th May 2020. Project Manager: Nick Mullineux, TMD.
  • Early Alert Service – Track & Trace Temporary Buildings – Temporary modular buildings on two sites for the provision of Coronavirus testing, tracking and tracing for use by the Collegiate University students and staff. Delivered successfully against a challenging programme to meet an immediate need and in time for the new academic year. Project Manager: Aric Barcena, Estates Services

Completion due during 2020

  • Robert Hooke Phase V – Part 2 – Cluster Tool – Refurbishment work in the Robert Hooke Building basement to accommodate a new cluster tool for the Physics department. Awaiting delivery of the Cluster Tool, expected to complete over the summer. Project Manager: Andrew Sneddon, Ridge.
  • Kennedy Office Extension – project to add additional office space to the Kennedy Building. Construction has commenced and is expected to finish Q4 2020. Project Manager: Andrew Schedler, CPC.

At planning/design stages, or under construction

  • Biochemistry Completion, Science Area – The construction phase continues to progress well. The programme is currently in week 91 of a revised 116-week programme with key milestones met such as energizing of building, commencement of final decorations, ceiling grid installation, priming of key mechanical and building management systems.  Completion 01 February 2021. Project manager: Jon Odell, CPC.
  • Humanities on the ROQ – The design team have been appointed and Stage 1 is completed. Project manager: Jon Odell, CPC.
  • IDRM (Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine) – Scientific research building on Old Road Campus. Construction has commenced and is due for completion in autumn of 2021. Project Manager: Anne-Marie Ratcliffe, Ridge.
  • Osney Power Station refurbishment for Saïd Business School – the project will be paused at the end of the design stage to review the business case against the impact of Covid-19. Project Manager: Jolyon Price, Ridge.
  • Tinbergen redevelopment – Demolition of the existing building and enabling works for the adjacent teaching laboratories are nearing completion. RIBA Stage 3 is nearing completion, the team is presently working to deliver the project in partnership with the University’s development partner L&G. Project Managers: Tim Crow, ARUP and Richard Todd, Bidwells.
  • Reuben (Parks) College – The project has reached RIBA stage 4, with opening up works and surveys currently being undertaken at the Radcliffe Science Library. Project Manager: Viv Barnard, CPC.