Thinking Buildings have been busy working in conjunction with Edgars Planning Consultants to design this contemporary styled new build infill development in Oxford City. The scheme was recently submitted to planning to provide 2 floors of student accommodation over ground floor commercial use. The design proposes an attractive and regular vertical rhythm using the brickwork grid with timber clad infill, zinc roofs and windows incorporating full height inward opening louvers for secure ventilation of the student rooms. The building has been very carefully designed to provide a positive and strong presence to the existing street scene whilst also being carefully placed, and stepping in height, to provide a suitable scale to limit impact upon its neighbours. Thinking Buildings really enjoy the challenge of working on these complex mixed-use infill developments. Let’s hope we are successful in gaining planning consent for this carefully developed scheme.