An historic house in Oxford has plans to build new en-suite student accommodation due to "altered expectations" along with submitting proposals for a new chapel.

Grandpont House in Abingdon Road has applied to Oxford City Council for planning permission to help revitalise its grade II-listed 18th-century building.

The grand establishment has been used as a university centre since 1959 which has "acted as a venue for academic, cultural, outreach and religious activities for students and others".

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Oxford Mail: Grandpont accommodation.Grandpont accommodation. (Image: Oxford City Council.)

A planning paper says: "The new extension would allow Grandpont House to provide en-suite accommodation in keeping with the expectations of students and at the same time to retain those common facilities that are so crucial to the balanced student life and enhancing the overall wellbeing of the students.

"The cycle shed will be demolished to create a lobby to a new chapel and sacristy. The northern wall will be demolished and rebuilt with existing bricks reused.

Oxford Mail: Grandpont House.Grandpont House. (Image: Google Maps.)

"The proposals seek to sensitively conserve and enhance the heritage asset on the site and improve its setting and accessibility. In particular, the refurbishment to Grandpont House will help to secure the long-term future of the heritage asset."

A new 'mezzanine' floor of accommodation will come to the house following the "altered expectations of students" who expect "expect accommodation to be en-suite".

A planning paper from the developer says: "The facilities are in desperate need of refurbishment, and because of the growth in the activities referred-to above, expansion is also needed to accommodate the number of people who wish to benefit from what the House has to offer."