18 November 2019

Northgate demolition in central Oxford nearing completion

Demolition works at Northgate are progressing at a fast pace with the existing building nearly completely removed. The works have revealed new views into the College and beyond with the 2000sqm footprint almost ready to receive the new building.

On Monday a mobile crane was positioned on Cornmarket Street, which will lift in the plant required to commence the piling and the ground source heat pump installation. The highly sustainable new development includes a number of key elements that will create a low carbon building.

The team is continuing to develop details and review materials. A quarry visit to the locally sourced stone took place to review the stone blocks.

The next steps will be to start the piling works and the reinforced concrete frame, which will be followed by the installation of the cross laminated timber frame on the upper floors.

The 100,000 sqft mixed use development will finish in 2021 in time to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the College. It will provide retail, new academic spaces, graduate accommodation and extensive landscaping to bed the new building into the city centre site, including the new Market Street.

To find out more about the Northgate project, click here.

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