Architects in Oxford Gain Planning Approval for CHIPPING NORTON OFFICES
5 Sep '16
Our team of architects in Oxford are delighted to announce that we have gained planning permission for offices in the heart of Chipping Norton, a town renowned for being ‘the gateway to the Cotswolds’ and occupying a hill-top position on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The proposed was for the remodelling and construction of a new entrance to the offices, situated within the Chipping Norton Conservation Area.
The proposed property had fallen into disrepair in recent years. It was once owned by the old Cooperative supermarket and was used for storage and staff rooms and had been largely neglected. It is situated within the boundaries of the recently remodelled Cooperative carpark and alongside the now extended and remodelled Cooperative supermarket. Following the redevelopment of the site, the building is in a more prominent location and appears at odds with its surroundings.
Point of intrigue
We propose to utilise the existing two-story elevation and create a more sophisticated, modern space with reworked elevations and an animated roofline. By adding a small architecturally designed addition to the existing framework, we aim to re-orientate the building by enabling the rear to become the front and focal point, with a signature entrance. This new front extension will provide access to the offices inside, and by using subtle lighting and a tall, glazed front door, it provides a point of intrigue within the car park. With the use of modern, eye catching materials such as Cor-Ten cladding, which will rust down in time to give an aesthetic and textural relief to the hard-concrete surfaces around it, the offices will be well suited to the structural engineers moving into the premises upon completion.
We will keep you updated on this project once building commences and we look forward to seeing our vision realised over the coming months.
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