Peter at the Royal Courts of Justice

This week Pete was at the Royal Courts of Justice appearing as an expert witness on design and townscape in the Upper Lands Tribunal on behalf of the Secretary of State for transport, the culmination of several months of work with an excellent team.

Oxpens Consultation

The third public consultation on the proposed new Oxpens Quarter in Oxford’s west end took place yesterday in the Town Hall.  The publicity states:

‘Informed by discussions with the LPA and feedback received from earlier public consultations, we have been working to create an exciting mixed-use riverside neighbourhood designed around outstanding new public spaces for everyone to use and enjoy.  The Oxpens project is a unique opportunity to transform this part disused brownfield site and bring new homes, new jobs and new public spaces into this important part of the City’

A visit to OxPropFest

We attended the OxPropFest on Wednesday. It’s been great to see how this event has developed over the last few years and the momentum of investment into Oxfordshire. Nice to bump into friends again as well.

Stair at Oxford College
Book spot - Wilding

This book charts the journey of a loss-making intensive arable farm of 3500 acres ‘let go’ to rewild.  The family farm was taken out of traditional production over a period of 20 years and allowed to find it’s natural level using the introduction of ‘proxy’ animals Longhorn cows, Tamworth pigs, Exmoor ponies and Red Deer which manage the land in complementary ways.  Despite scepticism and local opposition it is a huge success story and has led to an explosion in biodiversity with flora and fauna of rich variety and many rare species being recorded.  It is now a profitable business selling organic meat.

Happy international dog day!

Olive is widely recognized as one of the most prominent and thought provoking leaders within the field of architecture, urbanism and design. When not doing this she likes to eat and sleep.

Wolfson College Phase 2 windows project powering through !

Phase 2 of the window replacement at Wolfson College finally on site. Wolfson College determined to be zero carbon.

More windows going in; Always exciting to see a project powering through !

Trinity College Library refurbishment

Almost finished with the new pelmet lighting and fresh paint on the ceiling in the Trinity College Library before the scaffold is dropped. Excited to see the project being near completion !

Visit to the Modern Art Oxford to see visionary artist and activist Ruth Asawa's work

“Art will make people better, more highly skilled in thinking and improving whatever business one goes into, or whatever occupation. It makes a person broader.” – Ruth Asawa

An inspiring visit to the Modern Art Oxford gallery to see Ruth Asawa’s – Citizen of the Universe exhibition.