The demolition of the former homeless shelter, Lucy Faithful House, to make way for housing development on the site has begun.
Contractors Maylarch Ltd of Eynsham, Oxford, have been appointed to carryout out the demolition on behalf of the City Council and are scheduled to complete the demolition by June.
While demotion works inevitably bring with them some disruption, Maylarch are committed to keeping it to an absolute minimum. Any concerns about the progress of the works can be directed to Maylarch on: 01865 883 829 or alternatively you can contact them via: Maylarch.co.uk
In 2016 the County Council decided to replace the hostel with equivalent provision on a number of sites across Oxford. The hostel therefore closed and the building has no remaining viable use, with the accommodation being of very poor quality. The City Council acquired the site for the provision of much-needed permanent homes compliant with its affordable housing policy.
Stephen Clarke, Head of Housing and Property Services, said: “The City Council intends to redevelop the site to provide much needed residential accommodation for the city, which will include 50% affordable housing. The proposals are still in the early feasibility stages of development, but we will provide more information as the plans develop over the next few months.”