Student Castle Oxford is a high quality student accommodation with a mixture of flats, studios and two bedroom studios with shared spaces. On a prominent site in close proximity to Oxford’s city centre railway station, this is the first project to be realised as part of the Oxpens redevelopment and wider urban regeneration plan.
Working closely with Oxford City Council and Student Castle, fjmtstudio proposed a sensitive mixed-use solution within a constrained site. The articulated building draws inspiration from Oxford’s and Oxpens’ character and rich history, creating a finely-grained urban response. The design takes into consideration the boundary treatments to ensure the site connects with existing Becket Street and becomes a hub of activity in the public realm.
The design provides a sustainable outcome and sense of community through the provision of an array of shared and communal facilities and landscaped terraces that responds to the needs and care of the contemporary student, ensuring they get the most out of their university experience.