Jericho Wharf, 2016

mixed-use project in Oxford

This important project lies on the western edge of the Jericho conservation area in Oxford, between the Oxford Canal, St. Barnabas Church and two storey workers’ housing which is typical for the area. Following many years of deadlock over the future use of the site, Haworth Tompkins were commissioned to work in close collaboration with the local authority, the developer and the local community to arrive at a viable balance of public and private elements.

The proposals provided a new public square, a community centre with cafe, exhibition space, multi-use halls, meeting rooms, a pre-school facility with outdoor play space, a community boatyard; a small commercial restaurant; affordable residential apartments overlooking square and private houses along a new stretch of canal towpath, with a footbridge connecting the site to the railway station. Having been granted detailed planning permission in April 2016, currently the scheme has not been built and the site remains derelict.


Jericho, Oxford



services engineer

skelly & couch

structural engineer

momentum engineering

quantity surveyor

mcbaines cooper