Oxford Brookes University Masterplan
West Waddy ADP worked closely with Oxford Brookes University and a team of consultants and key stakeholders to revitalise the Oxford Brookes Gipsy Lane Campus. It ensured that Oxford Brookes University has a dramatically improved Estate at its Headington site, taking it well into the 21 century and enabling it to maintain its high-ranking position as the UK’s best new University.
Since the completion of the masterplan and the implementation of the first phase of development, the John Henry Brookes Building, the University has seen an overwhelmingly positive response to the total transformation of the campus and the huge impact that the masterplan and it’s new ‘front door’ has had in this part of the City.
The masterplan is an example of an exemplar Planning Process and design and delivery through consultation and engagement with local amenity groups, local authorities and the residents of Oxford.
The masterplan site provided the cornerstone for a new development and was seen by Oxford Brookes University as a once in a life time opportunity to regenerate an extremely poor campus environment, dramatically transforming the campus from a worn out 1950’s Technology College into a state-of-the-art University Campus fit for the 21st Century.
The masterplan proposed a new public space which has become the heart of the campus and proudly fronts Headington Road. The public piazza, acting as a new formal gateway to the campus is contained on its eastern side by a three storey colonnade containing cafes, shops and a medical suite.