WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to work on Oxford shopping centre revamp

Professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Mace to work on the redevelopment of the West Way shopping centre in Botley on the outskirts of Oxford.

The redevelopment plans include over 14,000 ft² of shops, restaurants and cafes with 149 new homes, a 122-bed hotel and 262 rooms for student accommodation to be built. A Co-operative supermarket will anchor the retail area.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Bristol office is providing building services engineering, vertical transportation, acoustics and micro-climate consultancy services for the project. Make are the architects.

Building services technical director Paul Weston said:

“Our depth of resources enabled us to quickly mobilise a strong technical team to deliver on a challenging planning application deadline. This is a significant win for our Bristol team to work on a range of building types that will provide new energy efficient homes and increase customers for the shopping centre, whilst creating a new community space and retaining the existing Elms Parade.”

Sustainability is at the heart of the project with plans in place for a 25% reduction in carbon emissions from Building Regulations 2013 for the site.