More than 100 visitors attended the public exhibition where they were able to meet architects, traffic control experts and members of the College.
Plans for the Dorothy Wadham building, named after extensive consultation with Wadham College Governing Body members, have been drawn up following discussions with Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, neighbouring residents associations and the Oxford Design Review Panel.
Subject to planning permission, Wadham College is proposing a 135 bedroom development to provide accommodation for second year students who currently live out of College due to insufficient accommodation on the Wadham site in Parks Road.
In addition to a porters lodge at the entrance, the Dorothy Wadham building will have a resident site manager along with student sub deans to ensure that the College’s code of behaviour, high standards and excellent reputation are maintained at all times.
The site is currently home to the vacant car showroom and MOT centre, with frontage onto Percy Street, Charles Street and the Iffley Road.
Finance Bursar Ian Thompson commented: “We were delighted by the interest and engagement from the local community in supporting this event and we will now review their comments and feedback before we move to the next stage in seeking planning permission.”
The full proposal, developed by architects Allies and Morrison can be viewed here.