This is part of a phased programme of modifications aimed at improving the visual and environmental impact of the buildings on the surrounding landscape.
The work that has been finished includes painting the walls in a neutral buff colour to reduce glare and visual impact, replacement of cladding, changes to the size and shape of windows, installation of brise-soleil window surrounds, incorporating stair tower glazing, and adding internal automatic blinds.
Visual impact will be reduced still further once the planting schemes are completed in the autumn. These include green walls on the Roger Dudman Way side, living walls on the stair tower blocks and mixed trees and other planting towards Port Meadow. Watering systems are already in place for the green walls and steelwork to support them is on site, while plants and trees have been purchased and are being stored at nurseries.