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Oxford Development Passes Half Way Point

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The half way stage has been passed on new student accommodation being built in Oxford.

Construction work for the Dorothy Wadham Building, which will consist of 135 student bedrooms, started in March last year and has now passed the half way point.

The accommodation has been designed by architects Allies and Morrison and is expected to be complete in time for the 2019-20 academic year.

A statement provided by the college said: "The Dorothy Wadham Building is designed to blend with other buildings in the local area in terms of external appearance and materials used."

"Student accommodation will be car-free and bicycle storage will be located at the rear of the site."

"In addition to a porters' lodge at the entrance, the gated Dorothy Wadham building will have CCTV, a resident site manager and a Sub Dean to ensure that the college's code of behaviour, high standards and excellent reputation are maintained at all times."

"The site will have an attractive internal courtyard garden, a garden room/TV lounge, a computer room and laundry room."

"Single occupancy ensuite bedrooms will be built in clusters with shared kitchen/dining areas."

The college was founded in 1610 and is now home to around 450 undergraduates and up to 200 graduates.