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University masterplan goes on show today
EXHIBITIONS on Oxford University's plans to create a new campus in the city centre start today.
The first is being held today at the Oxford University Press, in Walton Street.
Further exhibitions will be held on March 12 at the University Museum; and on March 20 and April 19 at the Said Business School.
All the exhibitions will take place between 11am and 8pm, with presentations between 1pm and 2pm.
The £490m cost of the new university complex on the Radcliffe Infirmary site will far exceed the original estimates of £240m.
The masterplan publish reveals the full extent of the university ambitions, as it emerged that the university is also planning to spend millions more transforming the university science area.
The first building work on the RI site should begin before the end of the year, with the massive scheme likely to take between 15 and 20 years to complete.
Three sweeping boulevards will run across the site to the Radcliffe Observatory, in Green College. They will open up impressive views of the Grade I-listed observatory, with the tree-lined roads running from it to the Oxford University Press building, Cardigan Street and Somerville College.