Tinbergen Building public consultation update

The provisionally-named Life and Mind Building will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken and will be home to the Department of Experimental Psychology and a new Department of Biology, combining the existing departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology. It will significantly improve the way psychological and biological science is undertaken in Oxford, helping scientists to solve some of our major global challenges. 

The new building will also aim to facilitate the University’s schools and public outreach through shared opportunities for art, exhibitions, lectures and conferences, offering a window into science.  Whilst it will occupy the same site as the existing Tinbergen building, it will enhance this gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and create an exciting public space with better connections to the surrounding area.

If you attended one of the events earlier this month but didn’t complete a feedback form at the time, you can give your feedback online by clicking here until 1 June.

You can also click here to view the display boards or visit the café area of the Biochemistry building where they are currently being displayed until this consultation period closes on 1 June.


  • Preliminary discussions are being held with Oxford City Council and will continue during 2019. 
  • The design team (comprising NBBJ architects, supported by engineers Ramboll and Hoare Lea) are now developing the concept design. 
  • We intend to submit a planning application to Oxford City Council in July 2019. 
  • This will be followed by a planning application for the replacement building in late 2019.

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