Barns Road

Oxford. 2017

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2017
  • Clients: GreenSquare Group

Barns Road is one of three projects won as part of an Oxford City Council bid in December 2010. These projects are collectively known as the HAB Oakus Oxford Project, and consist of Dora Carr Close, Westlands Drive and Barns Road within Oxford. The overall project objectives were to provide a mix of social rented, shared ownership and market housing including a target of 70% affordable housing across three sites owned by Oxford City Council. Together the three sites will provide a variety of different building typologies, including a community centre, community rooms, retail and workshop facilities, two mansion blocks and terrace housing providing a total of 108 residential units. The project was developed through a series of public consultation events with local communities and stakeholders, and a contemporary yet contextual response was developed for the three schemes with a common materiality providing a consistent identity across the sites. Barns Road is located in the in the ward of Cowley, approximately three miles south-east of Oxford City Centre, and occupies a prominent position opposite to the Temple Cowley Shopping Centre. The scheme consists of a strong curved frontage along Barns Road and comprises community rooms, retail and workshop provisions for the Emmaus homelessness charity, with three floors of residential units above totalling 40 units and an overall gross internal area of 4,060sqm. The ground floor frontage facing Barns Road is activated with three dynamic art installations, informed by the history of the site and proposed uses, by the artist Martin Richman.


Oxford Preservation Trust Award 2017 RIBA Regional Award for Architecture 2017


Awards wins in London and Oxford

New Scotland Yard was last night (8 November) named Project of the Year at the Building Awards, which are organised by Building Magazine to recognise projects and initiatives across the construction industry. AHMM was also highly commended for Architecture Practice of the Year. Meanwhile, Barns Road – also shortlisted for a Building Award – won an award from the Oxford Preservation Trust in a ceremony held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. See the full list of OPT Award winners here.


Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced


Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced

Three AHMM projects have been announced as regional finalists in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards: New Scotland Yard and One King William Street in London, and Barns Road in Oxford. Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve. Barns Road has also been nominated for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, which aims to reward and promote exemplars specific to universal design. Award winners will be announced in December – find out more about the finalists here.




Building Awards shortlist

AHMM’s work and practice have been shortlisted for three Building Magazine awards. New Scotland Yard is a finalist for Building of the Year and Barns Road for Housing Project of the Year, while AHMM is shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year. Winners will be announced in London on 9 November.

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