On Wednesday 30th October the whole office took a day trip to Oxford to look at the existing Listed Building and site of our current project to re-organise, refurbish and extend the Junior Department at Magdalen College School, plus re-visit our student housing scheme at New College – which was completed 20yrs ago – and is still looking almost as good as it did at Practical Completion (with the addition of a few high level cobwebs and security cameras!).

The walking tour between the 2 took in numerous historic and modern buildings including a very informative guided tour of the Blavatnik School of Government by the Facilities and Services Manager, Hugh Darnell. Despite Simon’s frenetic schedule we did manage to squeeze in a very nice lunch at the excellent French Bistrot - Pierre Victoire – before being whisked around numerous notable buildings at St John’s College and Keble College in the afternoon!