Student flats and shops complex proposed for city centre

.

.

First published in News

PLANS to demolish a building in Queen Street Oxford and replace it with a five-storey complex of shops and student flats have been lodged by a London property firm.

Some 133 student rooms are included in proposals for the L-shaped development, put forward by Savilles, on behalf of Reef Estates.

The buildings set to be flattened are currently occupied by Swarovski and EAT and the buildings behind Black’s, in St Aldate’s, would be renovated.

In its submission to Oxford City Council for building permission, the developer said that there would be a “need to implement measures to mitigate the impact of construction traffic”. A plan to manage the effects of the building work would be drawn up, the firm added.

Oxford Civic Society chairman Peter Thompson said the group would examine the proposals “very closely”, adding: “This is a very central and prominent location in Oxford, with many nearby buildings being historic ones.”

The plans are open to comments from the public until September 5.

Top News

Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

UPDATE: Armed police in Oxford University Parks during hunt for Jed Allen over triple murder in Didcot + new video

Oxford Mail:

8:11am Sunday 24th May 2015

ARMED police have been seen in Oxford University Parks as the hunt continues for Jed Allen over a triple murder in Didcot.

The Rifles march through Oxford for first time after getting Freedom of the City

Oxford Mail:

10:39am Sunday 24th May 2015

INFANTRYMEN of The Rifles regiment are marching through Oxford this morning for the first time.

FOOTBALL: Mike Ford is relishing challenge after taking over as Banbury United boss

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Former Oxford United captain Mike Ford is relishing a return to management with Banbury United, after spending more than a year out of the game.

Jury told fire started because businessman thought best man was having affair with wife

Oxford Mail:

8:29am Friday 22nd May 2015

A HOUSE fire that forced people to jump for their lives was started by a businessman who accused his best man of having an affair with his wife, a jury heard.

UPDATE: Missing woman Rachel Selby from Banbury found safe

Oxford Mail:

3:16pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A WOMAN who went missing from Banbury has been found, police said

Person hit by train between Slough and Reading likely to affect Oxford rail services to London

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:24pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TRAINS from Oxford could be disrupted after a person was hit by a train between Slough and Reading.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas
sless City of Dreaming Councillors!
Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas sless City of Dreaming Councillors! Myron Blatz
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas

sless City of Dreaming Councillors!
Greater Westgate is going to be fantastic. At last we will have a John Lewis in the city.

As to this property development. It's a great idea. Whether or not the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE and their partner-in-protest organisation the Green Party will consent to it is a different matter.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas sless City of Dreaming Councillors![/p][/quote]Greater Westgate is going to be fantastic. At last we will have a John Lewis in the city. As to this property development. It's a great idea. Whether or not the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE and their partner-in-protest organisation the Green Party will consent to it is a different matter. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree