15 October 2010
The John Payne building was opened on the 11th October by a renowned local engineer and alumnas of Oxford Brookes University John Payne. The building represents phase one of the £120m masterplan by Design Engine Architects for the Oxford Brookes University campus. The £4m 15,000sqft facility accommodates the relocated architectural workshop and material testing laboratory from buildings due for demolition, plus two floors of office space above. The building has been designed as a foil for the new development, and is detailed with crisp black cladding with strategic accent colour referenced from the machinery inside the technical areas.