North London-based Belsize Architects has won the go-ahead for a new student housing scheme in Oxford
Set on the site of a Victorian residential home, the 30 multibedroom units will be arranged within six ‘pavilion’ blocks and form part of a larger masterplan for University College Oxford.
According to the practice, the development is ‘a departure from typical student housing instead offering accommodation on a friendly, domestic scale for students.’
At pre-application stage, CABE praised the ‘the strong, sculptural forms’ of the pavilions and claimed the ‘orientation of the blocks towards each other generated a dialogue between the buildings and their users while the architectural treatment gave a sense of privacy and uniqueness to each building’.
Type of project residential
Client University College Oxford
Architect Belsize Architects
Landscape consultant LDA Design
Planning consultant Barton Willmore
Heritage consultant CgMs Consulting
Arboriculturalist Forbes-Laird Arboricultural Consultancy