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Creating a world-class centre for life and mind sciences

Aerial view of Life and Mind Building

As of December 2020, this page will no longer be updated. For regular updates, please visit the new Life and Mind Building website.

(Page previously titled Tinbergen Redevelopment)

August 2020 - Demolition nearing completion

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. More details are available on the University's Estates Services website

May 2020 - LaMB Newsletter Issue 1

The bimonthly Life and Mind Building Newsletter will bring you up to date news on various aspects of the Tinbergen demolition, CTL enabling work and the development of plans and construction of the Life and Mind Building (LaMB). Read the May newsletter

October 2019 - Demolition approved

Oxford City Council has approved the University’s planning application for the demolition of the existing Tinbergen building along with the enabling works to adjacent and adjoining buildings to allow redevelopment of the site. Find out more

June 2019 - planning application submitted

The University has submitted a planning application for demolition of the Tinbergen Building and enabling works to adjacent and adjoining buildings to allow redevelopment of the site. Find out more. 

May 2019 - Public consultation Events

A public consultation event took place on 17 and 18 May. The information boards showing proposals for the enabling and demolition works on the Tinbergen site and the emerging design for the new building are available to view online at Find out more

April 2019 -  Designing the new building | What's happening on site | Cycle safety event

The project is now moving into development of the concept design of the building and extensive consultation with the people who will use it. Find out more

February 2019 - Architects Appointed

The University has appointed architects for the new provisionally named Centre for Life and Mind Sciences it plans to construct on the site of the existing, now empty, Tinbergen building. Find out more

January 2019 - Visit the site

Erith, the main contractor for asbestos removal and pre-demolition works, are happy to welcome any member of staff who would like to visit the site and find out about the asbestos removal work that is going on. Find out more.


The project team is ready to answer any queries you may have during the current phase of the project. In the first instance, email us at:


You can also contact members of the team:

Estates Services Capital Projects

Programme Manager: Paul Prince / T: 01865 278761 M: 07979516591


Head of Capital Projects:  Richard Jones / 01865 614809


Our on-site team

Bidwells – project managers:

Toby Johnson,


Erith – main contractor for asbestos removal and pre-demolition works:

Aaron Porter, 


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