Kirkley House

After being used for various commercial, health and education purposes, Kirkley House became empty. The building changed hands a number of times as developers tried to make use of the site in the popular Summertown area of Oxford.

Riach Architects were then invited to prepare a scheme to redevelop the site to create a series of family homes. The proposals had to respond to the constrained sto make efficient use of the available land. Our location and knowledge of the local area meant that we were well placed to successfully guide the project through the planning stage. The resulting high-quality townhouses were cost-effective and, more importantly, a valuable addition to the North Oxford housing market.

The client shared our vision for quality design and finishes. Brick, stone and zinc were chosen to adorn the facade, using bespoke detailing to form elegant five bedroom townhouses. The staggered design allows natural light to flood even the basement while providing private roof terraces to each townhouse across a number of levels. In addition, each townhouse benefits from its own private rear garden and internal courtyard, maximising the amount of glazing on such a densely populated site.

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