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Client:Oxford Brookes University
Contractor:Morgan Sindall
Construction value:£69.9m

Clive Booth Student Village

Oxford Brookes University (OBU)

Oxford Brookes University are redeveloping their existing low rise and outdated accommodation into a contemporary woodland village. The scheme has a higher density through a mix of flats, townhouses and social spaces achieving 1035 new beds in total – a net gain of 562. The design has focused around improving the student experience by considering wellbeing, shared spaces, interaction and supplementary amenities. The landscape is an important contributor and the building layout has been designed to retain trees and embrace the steeply sloping contours. The existing drainage network was close to capacity and the site had poor infiltration, however early liaison and negotiation with the local authority, lead local flood authority and water authority meant our design minimised the amount of attenuation storage on site yielding a saving of around £400k.