“The complex of blocks ranging from three to five floors are due to be built at the former Cowley Barracks off James Wolfe Road and will cost around £40m to build. The 1.58-hectare site in Oxford is being jointly developed by the University and Unite Students, which will operate the halls, planned to open from September 2019.”(www.constructionenquirer.com)
Stonescreen has been asked to provide their Aerolite© panels faced with Bath Stone for Oxford Unite Student Accomodation, a complex of buildings located on the intersection of Hollow Way and James Wolfe Road. Our in house design team is leading the project from preliminary stage to completion, working closely with Metclad Contracts Ltd and Rg Group.
Bath Stone is an oolitic limestone comprising granular fragments of calcium carbonate. Originally obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines under Combe Down, Somerset, England, its warm, honey colouring gives the World Heritage City of Bath, England, its distinctive appearance. An important feature of Bath Stone is that it is a ‘freestone’, so-called because it can be sawn or ‘squared up’ in any direction, unlike other rocks such as slate, which forms distinct layers.