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Berman Guedes Stretton bags planning for Oxford University Press scheme

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Berman Guedes Stretton (BGS) has received planning permission to extend and overhaul the headquarters of the Oxford University Press in Oxford city centre

The 2,000m2 project covers a three-storey addition, the refurbishment of a 1970’s block, and the demolition of existing ‘inefficient’ buildings.

BGS senior architect, Jon Du Croz said: ‘The existing buildings on this part of Walton Street do not sit comfortably with their neighbours and present a dull, blank appearance to the street.  This project is a fantastic opportunity to address these issues, enliven the facades and balance the strong presence of the existing 1970’s offices which are to be refurbished.

‘The proposals include the construction of a three storey atrium that will flood the offices with natural light and allow long views into the heart of the offices from the street.  The scale, height and materials of the extension and new parts of the scheme have been carefully considered to compliment the neighbouring listed buildings and to fit in sympathetically with the character of the conservation area.’

Berman Guedes Stretton's Oxford University Press extension project in Oxford

Berman Guedes Stretton’s Oxford University Press extension project in Oxford

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