Oxford university

Department of education 


norham gardens, oxford
Client: Oxford University Estates Services
Status: Feasibility Study


We are carrying out a Feasibility Study for Oxford University Estates Services to identify potential improvements to the buildings occupied by the Department of Education in the North Oxford Conservation Area.  The Study is looking at how the buildings could be altered to provide more flexible, modern and inspiring spaces to encourage a fertile exchange of ideas and project an identity commensurate with a world-class institution.

Our initial proposals focus on enhancing the student experience and working environment for staff by refurbishing the entrance, library and common room as a series of social-learning spaces around the existing garden. Further works would improve access to the buildings, create several larger teaching spaces and open up the cellular rooms of the Victorian villas to make more convivial, interconnected research spaces.