Wednesday, 27 September 2017

MSc Real Estate 2017: Oxford and London

Each year, the new students on the MSc Real Estate take a walk around Oxford accompanied by the 'Oxford Property Market Questionnaire' - the purpose of which is to make them more familiar with the city centre and to equip them with the relevant information about the city that they need to construct a group presentation on the property market in Oxford.

This year, the blog photos reflect the different faces of our city centre from the station to the new development taking place on Queen Street, the main shopping area and the covered market. Click on the red links for more information and read to the end for the field trip to London.

Walking down from Oxford Station where there are plans for redevelopment

Crossing the new 'shared space' at Frideswide Square

Walking up towards the redevelopment of the Westgate shopping centre (opening at the end of October)

Bonn Square was redeveloped in 2010 as part of the regeneration of the west end of the city centre

The Glass Lantern at Westgate

Queen Street and the bus issue

Assessing the unit leased to Accessorize on Queen Street

Counting footfall in the Clarendon Centre

The corner of Magdalen Street and George Street featuring Debenhams

George Street itself...home to many restaurants

Gloucester Green. Quiet on a Tuesday, but home to a colourful market on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays...

...and also home to the bus station.

The bus station. Plans to relocate the bus station to create an integrated transport hub on
the site of the existing railway station are ongoing.

Broad Street. Home to a number of Oxford Colleges, Blackwells and the Museum of the History of Science

Turl Street

Market Street. Home to...

The Covered Market.

And back onto Cornmarket, the main shopping street in Oxford and also home to a number homeless people. Homelessness is a big issue in Oxford at the moment - the city has one of the highest number of rough sleepers outside London. Find out how you can help, including details of the Big Sleep Out 2017 at the Oxford Homeless Pathways website.

Looking down Cornmarket

On the roof of Portland House.

Next stop for the students was London on Wednesday 20 September. The students attended a presentation from Land Securities about the Victoria Estate and then took them onto the roof of Portland House, in Portland Place, with an amazing view across the whole of London and looking straight down into Buckingham Palace...who apparently had to be informed that there would be a group going up to the roof (of Portland House). The students then visited Land Securities' most recent development: Nova North.

Looking down on Buckingham Palace ;)

Inside Nova North (Nova SW1)

On the 20th floor of 2 Angel Court

The students moved onto the offices of Cushman & Wakefield in the City where the students listened to a series of presentations from recent graduates and were then taken up to the 20th floor of Angel Court.

For more information on the MSc Real Estate, take a look on MSc Real Estate tag on this blog, or look at our website for the full course listing.

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