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Site visit: Oxford power station conversion

Oxford power station

CIOB members can take a tour of the conversion of the former Osney Power Station in Oxford in April.

The Victorian industrial building is being converted into a home for Oxford University’s Global Leadership Centre, part of the university’s Saïd Business School.

Graham has been appointed to deliver the project and will carry out a full internal refurbishment of the existing building to create high-quality teaching spaces alongside leisure and dining facilities.

Some 120 hotel-style bedrooms will accommodate some of the business school’s students.

The power station was built in the 1890s and was operational until 1968. It was bought by Oxford University in 1969 and remained largely unaltered until a few years ago.

The works involve demolishing the existing structure while retaining its facade on three sides. A new frame structure will be built inside and extended to the south.

The finished development will be an energy-efficient building providing teaching spaces, a gym, catering and accommodation.

The Global Leadership Centre will be within a few minutes’ walk of the main Oxford Saïd building on Park End Street.

The site visit takes place on 29 and 30 April at 5.30pm. Contact: [email protected]

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