Closure of First and Second Floor and Arrival of Temporary Modular Build Units

Closure of first and second floor of club from 13 March until further notice

You may or may not be aware that the University recently announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building due to the presence of asbestos in certain parts of the building. This affects a number of departments.

As a result some Tinbergen staff are being re-housed on the first and second floor of the club from Wednesday 15 March for the foreseeable future. We are working to prepare the space for them from the 13 March.

This means that the first floor meeting room space and bedroom accommodation will not be available from 13 March and we are in the process of contacting all users affected by this. The ground floor cafe and bar remain open for business as usual as do the sports facilities.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this causes.

Should you have any issues or concerns then please contact Kishore Seegoolam, General Manager of the Club on T: 01865 271044 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arrival of temporary modular build units on University sports field site

Following the closure of the Tinbergen Building in February, the University has been working to find alternative teaching, research and office spaces and has managed to find accommodation for a large number of displaced staff and students in existing facilities. In order to rehouse everyone, Oxford City Council has resolved to approve planning applications for two sets of temporary modular buildings on the University Club sports field site. One will house specialist teaching laboratories for Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and the second for research and administration for the Department of Zoology.

The impact of this works means that University cricket facilities are moving to Balliol College and at other grounds by arrangement, cricket club organisers are fully aware.

The main football pitch will remain in use and in playing terms should not be seriously affected by the work when the football season resumes, although some logistical changes may be needed which will be discussed with the club nearer the season start.

Junior Football will be affected and discussions are underway to provide alternatives. 

Archery will still go ahead on Mondays, however the position on the field has been amended due to safety issues. 

Access to the squash courts remains unchanged.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any specific concerns regarding sports provision on the field during this period.

Should you need any more information about the above works please contact Paul Prince, Programme Manager for Tinbergen, Estates Services T: 01865 278750   E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..