Life and Mind Building

Project overview
Location Science Area
Department(s) Biology and Experimental Psychology
About the building

The Life and Mind Building will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken. 

It will significantly improve the way psychological and biological science is carried out in Oxford, helping scientists to solve some of our major global challenges. It will house students, researchers and support staff from the departments of Biology and Experimental Psychology, significantly improving the way these disciplines are delivered in Oxford.

The Life and Mind Building will transform the education experience for students, providing laboratories for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, as well as lecture theatres, specialised support laboratories and opportunities for public engagement with our research. It will also aim to facilitate the University’s schools and public outreach through shared opportunities for art, exhibitions, lectures and conferences, offering a ‘window into science’.

Whilst it will occupy the same site as the existing Tinbergen building, it will enhance this gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and create an exciting public space with better connections to the surrounding area.

Practical completion Scheduled for summer 2024
Architect NBBJ
Main contractor To be appointed