Canterbury Works Glanville Road Oxford OX4 2DD
12 December 2018
Demolition of existing two storey building and redevelopment with a part two and a half storey and part three storey building providing a mixed use comprising A1 (retail), A2 (financial and professional services) or B1 (business) use classes at ground floor and 12 x 1-bed student bedrooms at first and second floors. Provision of bin and cycle store in ground floor lobby and provision of car parking.
This design looks good and, of course, student rooms are always needed. However, we wonder whether sufficient attention has been paid to the impact of being on a busy road, given the fact that these small, narrow rooms have windows only on the street side as their only means of ventilation: pollution, noise and over-heating in the summer will all inevitably have their effects on the health of future residents.