First scheme within a wider framework for the University, involving the major refurbishment of the existing Clerici Building and former library on the Gipsy Lane site at the University’s main Headington campus.
Works included demolition and reconstruction of the Main Hall, recladding the existing Clerici Building, and extensive refurbishment including re-fitting out all levels.
The design & build refurbishment provided a new home for the Faculty of Business and included 28 teaching rooms, a collaborative lecture theatre, multi-functional hall, social learning spaces, research labs, a café, and support areas including office space.
The Schuco curtain walling and glazed roofs, windows, doors, Record revolving doors, and Maple sun-shading systems were also supplied by our Frameworks division.
The Headington campus is in a residential area of Oxford and the campus remained operational throughout our works. We maintained close liaison with local residents, members of the public and University users through Oxford Brookes University Estates Communications Department.
The site undertook various activities, led by our CCS Ambassador, to impact positively on the area and the surrounding community. Activities included site visits from a number of MSc Construction students from the University, and sponsoring the University to allow them to participate in the European University Championships in Croatia. As well as, occupational health initiatives, including facilitating a site visit by our ‘Healthy Working Lives’ bus. This bus provided free health screening, occupational health advice and support, free fruit and health packs. Members of the University were invited to take advantage of the visit.