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The Life and Mind Building will deliver 268,000 square feet of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation space, and is part of 400,000 square feet of science-focused space already under construction by Oxford University Development.

It will house students, researchers and support staff from the departments of Biology and Experimental Psychology, significantly improving the way these disciplines are delivered in Oxford. This city-centre construction project is the first launched under the joint venture that led to the formation of Oxford University Development (OUD).

The building is situated at the gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and replaces the Tinbergen Building which closed in February 2017. Set across two wings, it features laboratory and office accommodation, with a central atrium and lower floor teaching centre. The design will provide maximal flexibility and foster new collaboration between the two departments. Legal & General partnered with the University of Oxford in June 2019, forming OUD in order to provide thousands of new homes for staff and students, incubator space for research and businesses and academic facilities such as the Life and Mind Building.

David Prout, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources) at the University of Oxford, said:

‘I am delighted that OUD and Wates have made such rapid progress with the Life and Mind Building and that the University’s joint venture with Legal & General continues to go from strength to strength.’

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