Design changes submitted for University of Oxford development

In January 2017, a planning application was submitted to alter the design of the University of Oxford’s Castle Mill Phase Two graduate accommodation.

Following two public exhibitions last year, the scheme proposes to alter the design and colour of the 8 main 4-5 storey blocks and ancillary buildings, and plant semi mature trees, so as to reduce the existing development’s landscape and visual impacts, including on historic views to the city from Port Meadow.

Nicholas Pearson Associates worked with Orme Architects, Mann Williams Structural Engineers and others to design the scheme and prepare the new Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Environmental Statement.

The planning application was required under a Unilateral Undertaking given by the University of Oxford to Oxford City Council last year (see previous news), and after the submission of a retrospective Environmental Statement in 2014 for the existing development (see here) which had been completed and occupied in 2013.

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