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£57m development for Old Road

Park Hospital (“Boundary Brook House”) site

The University of Oxford bought the Park Hospital site from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in 2012.

The outline planning application submitted by the University of Oxford relating to the integration and development of the 28-acre Park Hospital site (which it now owns) with its Old Road Campus in Headington was approved at the East Area Planning Committee meeting on 8 January 2013. The application comprises the following:

Demolition of existing buildings on application site. Outline planning application (fixing details of access) for the erection of 48,000sqm of class D1 research floorspace and ancillary facilities on 2 to 5 storeys over 5 building plots as an extension to University of Oxford Old Road Campus. Provision of 459 car parking spaces, cycle parking, hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatment.

Application 11/01918/FUL to provide a 100-space car park at the Park Hospital while the work goes on was approved earlier.

Old Road campus

The city council’s East Area Planning Committee on 3 August 2011 approved the planning application by the University of Oxford for a new £57m development on its Old Road campus, and work is under way.

Planning application 11/01054/FUL

The decision was called in to be reviewed on 31 August 2011 and was again approved.

Construction work began in October 2011 for a 2013 opening.

The University is demolishing three buildings near the Churchill Hospital (the Richards, ORC Management, and Badenoch Buildings) and replace them with two new buildings:

No increased parking will be provided, and local residents are concerned about traffic and parking problems.


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© Stephanie Jenkins

 

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