Oxford Bags Biggest Deal - Mansfield Means Business

CGI of Clipstone Road street scene.

Construction work has started on the first phase of a housing development in Mansfield, by Sherwood Oak Homes while Legal & General and Wates have started on the largest building project ever undertaken on behalf of Oxford University.

The Life and Mind Building in Oxford Uni is part of Legal & General and Oxford University’s £4 billion partnership.

The Oaks at Clipstone in Mansfield is a residential scheme which will bring 313 properties to the market in 2022. On Clipstone Road East, the first phase of the development will consist of 30 new homes; 10 three-bedroom and 19 four-bedroom properties and a single five-bedroom home. Local contractor Henry Boot Construction has been chosen to deliver the project.

The development has been designed to encourage and attract wildlife and for its residents to enjoy the outdoors.


Oxford University Development

Legal & General entered into the £4billion partnership with the University of Oxford in June 2019, forming Oxford University Development (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. This is the first project within the partnership to start being developed.

Wates has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the NBBJ-designed Life and Mind Building, which is due to open in 2024. The building situated at the gateway to the Oxford’s Science Area, replaces the Tinbergen building which closed in February 2017. The building covers 25,000sq.m, set over two wings containing laboratory and office accommodation with a central atrium and lower floor teaching centre.

Picture: CGI of Clipstone Road street scene.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
26th November 2021


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