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This page aims to provide updates on the ongoing works by the University for the Nursery, Amenities and BioEscalator Building and the Big Data Institute. You will also find the update on details of planned construction activity which may affect you on the Campus.

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:


The main contractor for the construction of the Amenities and Bio Escalator Building 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

Work on Energy Link started on 14 November

The OUH Trust work on the Energy Link between the JR and Churchill Hospital began on Monday 14 November and will start on residential roads on 28 November. Key points for University staff in terms of access to Old Road Campus and the Churchill Hospital are:

  • Work will take place on Old Road between Lime Walk and Churchill Drive 6 – 31  March. The road will be open but reduced to one lane and controlled by traffic lights.
  • Churchill Drive will be completely closed for 6 weeks from 13 March to 21 April 2017.  This is slightly later than planned, but on the plus side is lasting 2 weeks less than the last update.  This may of course change if the Archaeological examination finds anything of interest

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.


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.