Green light for Gort Scott’s Oxford plans

Entrance view of Gort Scott's recently-approved proposals for St Hilda's College in Oxford

New blocks for St Hilda’s College get go-ahead

Gort Scott Architects has won planning permission for a pair of buildings that it says will give Oxford University’s St Hilda’s College a new “front of house”.

Members of Oxford City Council’s planning committee last month unanimously approved the practice’s proposals for new student accommodation, fellows rooms, teaching space and a common room in two new buildings for the college, which faces Cowley Place and backs on to the River Cherwell.

As well as a roof terrace overlooking the river and Christ Church Meadows, the new development will also feature a gatehouse tower with decorative crenellation that references symbols of the college.

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