Construction milestone reached at new key worker site in Oxford26 September 2023
Our new key worker scheme at the John Radcliffe Hospital site in Oxford moved a step closer to completion with a ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the roof being installed.
This marks a key milestone in the project, which replaces the previous accommodation with seven modern apartment buildings that will be home to at least 340 key workers across 125 high-quality homes.
Colleagues at the site in Oxford
These will be made up of 68 apartments and 57 shared units, with four and five en suite bedrooms and a communal kitchen. The scheme will also include energy efficiency features, landscaped communal grounds, on-site parking, secure bicycle storage, as well as management offices and a meeting area.
Colleagues were joined by our partners from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Hill Group and Oxford Hospitals Charity , for the ceremonial event on Thursday 21 September.
Mike May, Director of Construction at A2Dominion, said: “We are delighted to reach this stage of the build at the John Radcliffe Hospital. This project will provide high quality and modern apartments for our remarkable key workers in Oxford. A2Dominion has a strong track record of delivering affordable homes in the Oxford and we are looking forward to this scheme being completed next year.”
Jason Dorsett, Chief Finance Officer at OUH, said: “We know that many staff struggle to find good quality, affordable accommodation close to the hospitals and, in particular, for new staff coming to Oxford for the first time, it can be very daunting and time consuming to arrange suitable housing.
“Homes have a critical role in supporting positive mental and physical health, and the Trust thanks the Oxford Hospitals Charity and A2 Dominion for their support in this exciting development that will benefit so many of our staff.”
Ryan Harris, Regional Director (Western) at The Hill Group, said: “Topping out on this site marks a significant achievement of this exciting project that will bring vital modern residential accommodation to the key workers of the John Radcliffe Hospital.
“Hill has a strong track record of delivering high-quality homes in the Oxfordshire region and we look forward to completing a scheme that all stakeholders can take pride in.”
Douglas Graham, CEO of Oxford Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted that the charity has been able to help make such an important initiative a reality, and it’s great to see the progress being made today. This is going to make a real difference to staff in our hospitals.”