Oxford North / Fletcher Priest Architects / london + köln + riga | fletcherpriest
Oxford North  Thomas White Oxford / St John's College, Oxford

The intersections between science-based and knowledge-economy activities, academic research and places to live and socialise are key catalysts for innovation and growth in the digital age. These places, often known as innovation districts, are global phenomena attracting world class and mobile talent seeking to cluster in proximity to centres of research excellence. Our design for Oxford North will provide a globally significant innovation district that will help the city compete and the UK economy thrive.

The proposal includes research and laboratory buildings, as well as a mix of commercial and residential development. More than 87,000 sqm of workspace, and nearly 500 homes, will be embedded in 23 acres of open parkland. In addition to our masterplan, Fletcher Priest have designed a group of buildings in detail, comprising the first phase of the project. These include incubator, amenity and workspace buildings forming the edge of a major new public open space at the heart of the project.

The site sits at the northern edge of Oxford and has been in the ownership of St John’s College for more than 400 years. This longevity, and the sense of custodianship for future generations, underpins our proposals for the site.

The new district will see £100 million of infrastructure investment, including £30 million to improve walking, cycling, bus and highway networks to create a truly connected community for Oxford North residents. This infrastructure will link to Oxford city centre and Oxford Parkway station, forming the gateway to the Oxford-to-Cambridge corridor. The corridor was the subject of a placemaking ideas competition last year by the UK Government’s National Infrastructure Commission, where Fletcher Priest was selected as one of four finalists.

Central to the ambitions of St John’s College is the desire to create a thriving innovation district that will aid the UK’s global competitiveness.

Public consultation is underway and a hybrid planning application is due to be submitted in July 2018. Visit https://www.oxfordnorth.com/ to learn how you can get involved.

 
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