Among the many exciting projects we have, the latest is definitely something to talk about. It is a great example of having to creatively work within a tight site and planning constraints, which is so often the case in Oxford City. The proposed mixed-use building brings both retail and residential accommodation together to benefit the local area. Two spacious, one-bed flats that boost space and has its own private balcony. The building is designed with clean crisp lines, to give the building presence with a contemporary take on a traditional design and form. The residential flats are proposed to be encased in zinc cladding, to differentiate these from the retail unit. This proposal is at concept design stage.
Designing a contemporary development for an infill site can be difficult enough, but it is made even harder when we have to design on a street where all existing buildings are traditional Victorian houses. It is our job to find a balance between contemporary and traditional and on this particular site in the centre of Oxford we believe we have managed to do so to excellent effect.
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