Repair, alteration and restoration of Grade II Listed Building, designed by Arthur Blomfield Blomfield (architect Royal College of Music, Selwyn College Cambridge and spokesman for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings).
In September 1884 Oxford House was the first University Settlement to open. Developed from a growing interest in voluntarism, Settlements were a new model of philanthropy where university graduates sought to uplift the lives of the urban poor through social action. Volunteers lived among the urban poor, housed in residential communities, modelled on Oxbridge colleges, such as Oxford House. 130 years later the House is still at the heart of an East End neighbourhood that is characterised by a strong community identity, diversity, deprivation and change.
With the assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund the existing building has been transformed into a community hub and café for the local community .
Dannatt, Johnson Architects
Michael Barclay Partnership
Gibbs Dench Associates
Press & Starkey
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