Oxford University has applied to Oxford City Council for planning permission to retain use of a temporary research building and laboratory.

The temporary building and laboratory, which come under the Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, are located at the University Club Field in Mansfield Road.

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The buildings are currently in use due to the ‘unexpected’ closure of the Tinbergen Building on South Parks Road.

Oxford Mail: The design of the temporary buildings. Picture: Oxford City CouncilThe design of the temporary buildings. Picture: Oxford City Council

A facility which will replace the Tinbergen Building, called the Life and Mind Building (LaMB), is currently under construction.

Therefore, the temporary buildings need to be retained until the new facility is completed.

The university has requested permission to keep the temporary site for a further 12 months, at which point the buildings will be removed and the land returned to its previous use.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry, she joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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