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Pembroke College plans for new student accommodation set for approval

Pembroke College Hall over the Chapel Quad
Pembroke College Hall over the Chapel Quad. Image: Andrew Shiva

Pembroke College plans to knock down a student accommodation building near the River Thames to make way for new student accommodation development are set to get the go-ahead.

Plans to knock down an existing student building and music room block on the Geoffrey Arthur Site, owned and operated by Pembroke College, to make way for a new development are set to get the go-ahead.

Under the proposals submitted to Oxford City Council, plans are to demolish the existing accommodation building and music room and erect replacement buildings to create 77 student bedrooms and 8 studio rooms for Pembroke College on the Geoffrey Arthur Site in form of a Graduate building and a separate studio block.

The plans also include adjustments to the public realm and pedestrian/vehicular access from Baltic Wharf.

Oxford City Council's West Area Planning Committee has recommended the scheme for approval ahead of a meeting on 21 January 2020.

Final approval is subject to a legal agreement which includes a contribution towards the creation of step access to Grandpont Bridge.