We were appointed by Christ Church, to act as their Technical Advisors for the development of this scheme by Reef Estates in a Joint Venture with Oxford City Council.
The project included the construction of over 130 en-suite student bedrooms, overlooking the historic Carfax Tower in the centre of Oxford. Bedrooms are grouped into clusters, with communal kitchen/diners. Other facilities include a gym, cinema, and social spaces.
The five storey building was constructed on a constrained site, with the original façade of the St Aldates elevation retained. In addition to the student accommodation, the ground floor incorporates three large retail units with street frontages.
The student accommodation is partly managed by Christ Church, with the remainder directly let on the market. Services and circulation routes are zoned accordingly.
2018 Oxford Preservation Trust Winner