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Public Consultations

The University is mindful of its responsibility towards the local community in ensuring the community is informed, consulted and involved where buildings and planning are concerned.

A strategy to deliver a best-practice approach has been developed, comprising briefings and public consultation events so that neighbours, community leaders and interest groups have the opportunity, at an early stage, to view proposals and speak to the design team, consultants and University representatives. Their feedback is then taken into account before any planning application is submitted.

Osney Power Station
Osney Power StationOsney Power Station

Public consultations on proposals to redevelop Osney Power Station into a world-leading centre for Executive Education were held in March and June 2018.  The project team has carefully considered the feedback received, is engaged in ongoing pre-application discussions with officers at Oxford City Council, and has presented proposals to the Oxford Design Review Panel. 

The building, in Arthur Street, is considered a Local Heritage Asset for its architectural interest with clear links to Oxford’s industrial past. Our aspiration is to bring this building back into active use through its conversion to an Executive Education centre for Saïd Business School.  This would provide short stay residential courses for company executives just a short walk from Oxford Station and the main business school in Park End Street. By bringing this important and historic building back into active use, we consider that we will be securing its long-term future for the benefit of the city.

The proposals can be viewed here: Osney Power Station public consultation boards - 15.06.18.  Although the consultation period has now closed, please contact the project team at public.consultation@admin.ox.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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