Working with Reef Estates, this 5 storey infill marks the crossing of Queen Street and St.Aldate’s at Carfax Tower in the centre of Oxford. The new stone façade has bronze windows and a set-back copper-clad top storey that is variegated and fragmented to give an appropriate scale and visual interest.
To St.Aldate’s the existing listed elevation has been retained and a new refurbished set of student rooms inserted behind it, above newly refurbished and expanded retail accommodation.
The proposed redevelopment site is located entirely within the Central (University and City) Conservation area. Planning and Listed Building consent was sensitively managed and promptly gained on a complex site.
Level access compliant with Part M of the Building Regulations has been delivered throughout. The layouts achieve an excellent quality of daylight to all habitable rooms and achieved a high sustainability score.