Wadham buys Iffley Road site

15th May 2015


Wadham College is delighted to announce its purchase of the former Ridgeway VW garage and showroom site on the Iffley Road.

The 0.95 hectare site borders Iffley Road, between Percy Street and Charles Street and presently includes some 11 student flats as well as 12 garages in Percy Street.

In close consultation with neighbours, interested parties and authorities, and subject to the necessary permissions, Wadham hopes to develop the highest quality, state of the art student accommodation on the site, allowing the College to house all its undergraduates across all its sites for the whole of their time with us.

Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC, commented: “We are very excited to have this opportunity to provide our students with the very best accommodation, helping to ease the pressure on the local rental market, and planning for the College’s future. We shall carry out this project with complete transparency, working with neighbours, local residents’ associations, council representatives and planning authorities. The site will only be developed with the fullest consultation.”

If you have any concerns or would like to be part of the consultative process please contact info@wadh.ox.ac.uk.

  • The Iffley Road site

    The Iffley Road site