Old Power Station Development

Landscape photo of the old Osney Power Station alongside a canal


Location Osney area of Oxford
Department(s) SaÏd Business School
About the building

This iconic building is being developed into an inspirational Global Leadership Centre. 

Located within a few minute's walk of the Saïd Business School building on Park End Street, the Global Leadership Centre will not only form part of a mini business ‘campus’ on the doorstep of the main University but also complete the latest chapter in the University’s long history of regeneration and innovation.

The centre will provide an outstanding learning environment designed for the highest quality education. It will facilitate challenging conversations and practical innovation.


Consistent with the values of the school, the project aims to capitalise upon leading-edge thinking on sustainable development and proposes the use of a solar panel installation on the roof, green roofs, and bird and bat boxes. The scheme also adopts many Passivhaus principles for energy efficiency and those from the WELL standard to optimise health and wellbeing. Electric vehicles to service the building. 

Its location next to the railway station, and reduced parking facilities, will also encourage the use of public transport for visitors.

To include:

  • An ‘agora’ - a large convening space
  • Flexible classrooms and associated breakout spaces
  • Dining space for up to 160
  • 121 bedrooms for residential clients
  • Wellness centre, Riverside terrace, courtyard, 
Practical completion Scheduled for Quarter 4 2024 (opening 2025).
Architect John McAslan & Partners
Main contractor GRAHAM