Avanti’s proposals to re-habilitate the Florey Building has been approved by Oxford City Council. The conservation led scheme which received wide support from Historic England, Oxford Design Review Panel and a range of Oxford Amenity Societies addresses many of the deficiencies of the design whilst strengthening the original organisation of the building. The setting of the building has been improved through removal of a car park and enhanced public realm. Additional rooms have been created without altering the original building form and a discrete new build annexe provides additional support facilities.
Avanti Director Amir Ramezani explains ‘The Florey Building has generated a large amount of public interest and the college have been meticulous in safeguarding the future of the building in a balanced, sensitive and sustainable way.’
Conservation-led restoration of a celebrated modern listed building