University College Oxford
We were asked by the buildings bursar to undertake the re-design of three important garden spaces in close proximity to one another.
The first two interlinked gardens are located between the exam schools, law library and a modern halls of residence called the Goodhart Building. The brief was to create a modern garden space, upgrading the tired and old layout, and providing a space for the students and staff to enjoy throughout the year. Key features included working with an existing Silvia Crowe garden and integrating a new water feature and croquet lawn.
The third courtyard garden space is at the rear of 9-10 Merton Street and involved linking two gardens together. The University had a desire to create a multi functional space for relaxation, events and entertaining.
Detailed pre-app discussions and negotiations with Oxford City Council were required in order to arrive at an amicable scheme for all parties.
This project was designed whilst working for Bowles & Wyer