A Sunny Afternoon in Oxford!

May 22nd, 2018

A Sunny Afternoon in Oxford!

Always seeking an excuse to take a sunny walk in Oxford, Chris Dicks took time out between meetings for a stroll around the Thames and Christ Church Meadows, to look at a few current and former CBG Consultants Oxford projects.

First stop was the Cathedral at Christ Church, where we are nearing completion of the first phase of the new lighting project. Working with Purcell, Monard Electrical, and specialist designers, the project sees the replacement of energy hungry and failure prone halogen lights with high performance LEDs.

The next stop was our project completed with A2 Dominion and Yurky Cross, at Thames Street. Completed around 2015, this £8M project comprised of four residential blocks, with a mixture of social housing and student accommodation.

Continuing on the Thames waterfront, Chris checked in on our refurbishment project at Christ Church’s Boat House. Working with Robert Montgomery Architects, new changing facilities, gym, workshops, punt store and kitchen are being provided. Then it was on to the Jubilee Bridge, where CBG assisted Christ Church with infrastructure services to this elegant new footbridge, opened by the Dean in 2014.

After a pleasant walk through the Meadows, Chris reached the famous Broadwalk, along the sunny south site of Christ Church. We have worked on several major refurbishment projects with Sidleys Chartered Surveyors in the Meadows buildings over the years, including the main visitor entrance.

Finally, it was back to the iconic Tom Tower on St Aldates, housing the famous Old Tom bell. In 2011, CBG worked with the college to locate new hot water distribution plant within a spare corner of the tower, which was last open to the public in the 1930s.

Just time for a quick coffee at another Oxford institution G&D’s café, then on to the next meeting…

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