Located in the Oxford central conservation area, at the southern end of one of Oxford’s main thoroughfares, this development of a derelict pub/restaurant into student residential accommodation was welcomed by the local authority
The bespoke development, built for Bellerby’s College, preserved and refurbished the existing frontage building and integrated it with a more contemporary development towards the rear of the narrow city centre site.
A simple design focused on airtightness, a good building fabric, the materials used and the predicted in-use energy consumption. Access to natural daylight was maximised and solar shading developed to prevent summer overheating.
A post occupancy evaluation revealed high levels of user satisfaction with the building finishes, service provided by the developer, acoustic performance, safety and security together with good energy performance.
en-suite student rooms
Retained 19th century frontage