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Commencement Ceremony of Oxford Humanities

CPC joined the University of Oxford’s Commencement Ceremony today for the Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.  The ceremony marked a key milestone in this project’s progress, with the preparatory construction work complete, the site now clear, and ready to enable the main construction to begin.

CPC is providing project management support for the scheme which will bring together seven faculties in humanities, as well as the Institute for Ethics in AI, the Oxford Internet Institute, and will include the creation of a new humanities library.  The Centre represents the single biggest capital project in the University’s history and has been made possible by a £175 million gift from Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.

Mr Schwarzman attended the ceremony alongside the University’s Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Louise Richardson, and representatives from the project delivery teams.

The Centre is on track to be completed in 2025.

Jonathan Odell, CPC Partner said “We’re incredibly proud to be involved in supporting the University to drive this vital project forward.  When complete in 2025, it will deliver research spaces, teaching spaces, community and meeting spaces, a schools and public engagement centre, and exhibition and performance venues to further Oxford Humanities as a global leader in its field.”