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The building replaces two old houses and joins the original Engineering site at the tip of the Keble Road triangle (the Jenkin Building) to the yellow-brick Engineering & Technology Building put up in the 1990s. It will house mainly the Robotics and Image Analysis research group, previously spread over four widely separated sites, and allow scope for further expansion, e.g. in activities shared with other information engineering research groups.
The building has six stories, including a "lower-ground floor" which is lit by windows looking up towards the Banbury Road pavement. The design, by architects RMJM, aims to maximise the net usable space, subject to constraints of the site and Town Planning controls. It maintains as far as possible the qualities of natural light and ventilation currently enjoyed in the adjacent buildings.
Note the builders' skip, still to be removed!
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