Shoppers in Cornmarket in Oxford are sharing space with a giant crane.

Jesus College is overseeing a £36m scheme to revamp Northgate House on the corner of Market Street.

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The building project will create new retail units with new student accommodation and facilities above.

Oxford Mail:

Construction work started last year and the old Northgate House has now been demolished.

Everything possible has been done to ensure that trade is not disrupted, with the majority of work being carried out on the site itself behind Cornmarket.

Oxford Mail:

Now, for the first time, it has been necessary for machinery to spill out onto the shopping street itself.

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The area around the crane is cordoned off and shoppers have to squeeze past at the side.

The giant machine was brought in earlier this week.

Oxford Mail:

It is not yet known how long it will remain.

The project will finish in 2021 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the college.

Oxford Mail:

The college has installed hoardings in Cornmarket to remind shoppers about its colourful past.

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BAM Construction is in charge of the work.