Life and Mind Building Consultation

Consultation for the Life and Mind Building is Open

The University would like to invite you to view proposals online for the redevelopment of the Tinbergen building into a world-leading centre for Life and Mind Sciences. 

Due to the current situation, the University is holding a virtual consultation on the 4 June, providing the opportunity to view proposals, raise questions to the design team and submit feedback. 

The existing Tinbergen building is located on the corner of St Cross Road and South Parks Road. Oxford City Council approved the University’s planning application for its demolition along with various enabling works in September 2019, to allow redevelopment of the site. 

The new building will be home to the Department of Experimental Psychology and a new Department of Biology, combining the existing departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology. While it will occupy the same site as the existing Tinbergen building, it will enhance this gateway to Oxford’s Science Area.

The design team are working on the detailed design of the new Life and Mind building ahead of submitting a planning application. The University wishes to seek the views of staff, students, neighbours and local organisations/stakeholders on the proposals. All feedback received will be taken into account in moving forward with the scheme.

A PDF setting out the proposals for the site will go live on the University's Building our Future website on Thursday 4 June. We welcome responses to the proposals; an online feedback form will also be available on the website. We ask that all feedback be submitted by 20 June 2020.

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