Published: Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Oxford City Council is set to restart the redevelopment of East Oxford Games Hall.

The site, in Collins Street, will be redeveloped into 14 affordable homes – all shared ownership flats – which will help fund the £5.9m redevelopment of nearby East Oxford Community Centre.

The East Oxford Community Centre redevelopment will create larger, more flexible and more environmentally friendly community space, including a new three-storey community building.

East Oxford Games Hall redevelopment

East Oxford Games Hall has been closed since the pandemic, but protestors gained access to it in June.

The protestors were evicted later the same month after the City Council was granted an interim possession order for the building.

The redevelopment of the games hall can restart after a District Judge at the County Court at Oxford made a final order for possession earlier today (8 August).

The City Council hopes to start the process of demolishing the building next week.

“I am very pleased that we’re now able to proceed with our plans for the East Oxford Games Hall site. Our community centre redevelopment programme is a major investment in the future for East Oxford, providing a sustainable, flexible community centre and much-needed affordable housing.”

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council

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