'As a modern business school embedded in a 900-year-old university, it's fitting for the GLC to be bringing together the old and the new'
The new Global Leadership Centre (GLC), at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2022.
The centre is being built on the site of the old Osney Power station on Arthur Street which was constructed in 1892 and forms an important part of Oxford's industrial heritage.
The Victorian building is being repurposed to house the new executive education campus and will see many traditional components incorporated into the new design.
Since the start of construction in October last year, the building work has made good progress:
- The retention work on the façade’s steelwork is now 95% complete, with the River Thames and Russell Street elevations fully completed
- Work to repair the west elevation of the building and south courtyard below water level, has been completed with the use of cofferdam in the River Thames
- Scaffolding has been put up around the building to provide access for retained façade repairs
- All non-structural demolition has taken place, including removal walls, roof finishes and slabs, to open up the space inside