The scheme will enable an expansion of the existing Sir Leslie Martin building to meet the Chemistry Department’s growth projections beyond 2020.
Designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, the redevelopment plan has been drawn up to be sympathetic to its brutalist style and stepped structure.
Work is expected to start this month and will involve several building pod extensions to the existing complex.
CPC Project Services is project managing the refurbishment works on behalf of the University, which will include a new entrance, student hub and improved teaching laboratories.
The project will be delivered over several phases with the first due for completion in Summer 2017. Long & Partners is the M&E consultant.
CPC’s Managing Partner Steve Mole said: “Our relationship with the University of Oxford has developed well over the first two years of our framework appointment, we are delighted to continue to offer our best team to support the University’s ambitious plans.”