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This page aims to provide updates on the ongoing works by the University for the Nursery, Building 696 (BioEscalator/Novo Nordisk/Car park) and the Big Data Institute. You will also find the update on details of planned construction or other activity which may affect you around the Headington campuses (e.g. Old Road Campus, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

The combined Old Road Campus consisting of the Old Road Campus and Park Hospital is subject to development as detailed in the Estates Services link:

Contacts for works on Old Road Campus site:

Building 696 (BioEsCalator/Novo Nordisk/car park)

The main contractor for the construction of the Building 696 (BioEscalator/Novo Nordisk/Car park)  will return to site in early 2017 with an anticipated completion of July 2018.


The completion of this building is anticipated at the end of this year with soft and hard landscaping, which has recently started, to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

For the Mace related construction works:

Energy Link Update (OUH NHS FT project)

The project re-commenced on time in January, but the whole timetable has now been delayed by three factors:

  1. Installing the storm drain and sewer for the Winvic development on Latimer Road
  2. Unforeseen concrete and Utilities Congestion in All Saints Road and Lime Walk
  3. County Council Access to Headington work at Roosevelt Drive/Old Road currently over-running by two weeks.

Vital Energi apologises for any inconvenience that these delays may cause and will do everything they can to make up lost time if at all possible and to assist residents and stakeholders at all times. There is no provision for night or weekend work to make up lost time as this would require a variation to the planning consent, which would take weeks to come through, delaying the process still further. 

The revised timetable and further information can be accessed on the OUH Hospital Energy Project webpages.

Any specific queries please feel free to contact Jo Lennon at the Trust directly

 For up to date information, follow Twitter OUH_Estates #OUEnergy

Access to Headington website and email bulletin

The County Council has published more details and traffic management plans at You can sign-up for regular e-mail bulletin from the County detailing status of works and related issues on this page. 

The County Council’s Access to Headington work at Roosevelt Drive/Old Road/Gipsy Lane is currently behind schedule and should finish on or around 28th February. 

See also Road closure and bus rerouting around Old Road Campus, Feb 2017.

Nursery (at Old Road Campus) 

Construction activity for the nursery is now completed.  provides information for University staff members on nursery and child care facilities and further information on the proposals for the new Headington Nursery provision.