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

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

Attack in Oxford city centre leaves two men needing hospital treatment

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:24pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

TWO men were assaulted in Oxford city centre last weekend.

What have our brilliant columnists said this week - choose your favourite in our interactive collage

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Just what have our thought-provoking columnists been writing about this week? Catch up with our interactive collage giving you a choice from 9 of the best

Our interactive spread of the week's best photos: but what are the stories behind the pictures

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

We've had some wonderful pictures this week - here's our interactive spread with links to the stories behind the photos

Oxfordshire callers to police's 101 number urged to stay on line amid problems

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:19am Saturday 22nd November 2014

Callers to the police's non-emergency 101 number are being urged to stay on the line despite problems.

Brainpower is the key for Oxford United says head coach Michael Appleton

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 22nd November 2014

Michael Appleton says Oxford United will need to be intelligent if they are to keep heavyweight striker Adebayo Akinfenwa quiet for AFC Wimbledon today.

6 things you may not have known were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

Oxford Mail: Terry Wogan at the fund raising reception

11:34am Friday 21st November 2014

Six things you may not have known were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend.

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