Oxford University receives planning consent for new life sciences building

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The University of Oxford and Legal & General have achieved planning permission for The University of Oxford’s Life and Mind building project. Designed by NBBJ, the building will house the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Biology, including Plant Sciences and Zoology.  With a project cost of GBP 200 million (US$ 273.45 million) and a gross internal area of 269,097 sq ft, it will provide research facilities to 800 students and 1,200 researchers.

Situated between Oxford’s listed University Parks, the Science Area, and its historic town center, the new building aims to transform the relationships between the psychological and biological sciences by enabling and promoting cross-collaboration across these two fields. Taking advantage of its location, it will enhance the gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and create exciting opportunities for public and scientific engagement.

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