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Oxford Science Park Building

English Commercial Architecural Development: 1993 Civic Trust Award winner – design by Ian Ritchie Architects, UK

15 Jun 2007

Oxford Science Park Offices

Date built: 1990-97

Design: Ian Ritchie Architects, London

Oxfordshire Office Building Development

Oxford Science Park Offices Building
photograph from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

In 1990 Ian Ritchie Architects were commissioned to design a small, flexible research office building – Northbrook House – at Oxford Science Park, a joint venture development by the Prudential and Magdalen College.

Oxford Science Park Offices by Ian Ritchie Architects
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Although the client was initially sceptical of this architecture practice’s ability to incorporate undercroft car parking within their tight budget, the design office were successful and the building received a 1993 Civic Trust Award.

Oxford Science Park Office Building UK
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

The result was a 30,000 sq ft building on three levels, rising above a terrace which floats above undercroft parking. The parking is well sheltered from view by vegetation and topography, liberating adjacent land for extensive landscaping. Visitor car parking is at ground level. The raised terrace is the perfect security foil against potential break-in from ram-raiders.

Oxford Science Park Building images / information from Ian Ritchie Architects

Ian Ritchie Architects, London, England, UK

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