Based opposite to the Oxford rail station, the major £500 million mixed-use scheme, will breathe new life into the heart of Oxford. It will provide approximately 1,110 sq m (12,000 sq ft) of new office space in one of Oxford’s most iconic buildings.
The Jam Factory is located in a gateway position fronting the revamped Frideswide Square on the western side of Oxford city centre. Oxford’s West End is set to become one of the key innovation quarters in the city of Oxford. Due to be ready by the end of 2019, this gateway project marks the start of the wider regeneration taking place along Park End Street and Hythe Bridge Street, in Oxford’s West End.
One of Oxford’s most iconic building and former home of Frank Cooper “Oxford Marmalade”
The Grade II listed building dates back to 1903, when the factory was purpose built for Frank Cooper’s marmalade business. Originally named the Victoria Buildings, the factory was designed by Oxford architect Herbert Quinton and demonstrates high quality construction and design indicative of early 20th century Victorian Freestyle incorporating red brick and limestone detail.
The Jam Factory, under the ownership of Nuffield College is undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment taking into account the building’s history, context and listing. The building’s accommodation is set over four floors and will provide a mixture of smaller meeting rooms and larger open plan office space. The pared-back design will incorporate many of the original Edwardian features, both internally and externally. The main entrance into the building will be via the original carriage porch leading onto a glazed entrance and reception area with statement lighting and new passenger lift system. A secure courtyard through the eastern entrance will provide space for bicycle parking as well as a restored steel frame canopy linking to the popular Jam Factory Café and ART Exhibition space.