Thornhill Park, Oxford

Creating 134 exceptional apartments across two buildings, including demolition, structural and cladding work.




> £10 Million


Interior Fit-Out



Client & brief

Shaviram is a private equity investment group established in 2013, who have transformed both residential and commercial investment properties into state-of-the-art developments.

The client identified a gap in the market for apartments offering luxury, open-plan living in the city of Oxford. They needed a turnkey construction contractor who could fulfil the entire works package from groundworks to fit-out, whilst delivering an exceptional quality finish throughout.

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"We were delighted to discover that DRG Interior & Building Solutions could carry out all aspects of the construction process for us, including groundworks and fit-out, we were particularly impressed by DRG’s ability to deliver a high-quality finish within tight timescales. We couldn’t have been happier with the result, which has enabled us to increase both turnover and profitability."

The Shaviram Group - Thornhill Park

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The DRG solution

DRG worked closely with the client to deliver the brief, repurposing the existing low-rise buildings into 134 modern, high-specification one and two-bedroom apartments. Work commenced with a full strip-out, including the demolition of the extension link between the two buildings. The roof was made good, spandrel panels and new glazing were added, and façade and cladding work was undertaken to bring the external envelope in line with current compliance.

Internally, partition walls and new doors were installed throughout to create the individual apartments. Kitchens were finished to an exacting specification, with Hotpoint appliances, large contemporary sinks with monobloc mixer taps, plus glass splashbacks and premium dark grey worktops. Bathrooms included chrome mixer taps, semi-recessed handwash basins and thermostatic shower valves.

Drainage work was undertaken to ensure the site did not experience any issues with waterlogging, with steps and ramps added throughout the grounds to navigate level changes. External lighting, grass and planting completed the project.

Key features

  • Strip-out
  • Demolition
  • External and groundwork including drainage, landscaping, lighting and access
  • New build stand-alone bike store
  • Façade works, including replacement cladding
  • Windows and spandrel panels
  • Full fit-out, including internal partitioning and refurbishment
  • Electrics, connectivity and plumbing

The result

Thornhill Park was completed in July 2020, and now offers a range of options for contemporary, open plan living in the heart of historic Oxford.

Project specification

The apartments

  • Fob access for residents
  • Large modern double-glazed, soundproofing performance windows
  • Duorol fitted window blinds
  • LG Hausys deco plank sun-dried oak floor to living areas
  • Carpet to bedrooms
  • Water and electric individually metered for each apartment
  • Dimplex electric radiators – complete with local controls and thermostats
  • High-specification bathrooms
  • Integrated kitchens and appliances
  • Stainless steel contemporary door furniture

The MEP services

  • Fibre broadband
  • LED downlights
  • Sockets, switches and USB points, plus video entry phone system
  • Wiring for TV, telephone and SKY Q points
  • Hard-wired smoke and heat alarms

The site

  • Secure onsite parking
  • Secure, internal cycle store
  • Amenity areas to selected ground floor apartments
  • On-site building manager’s office
  • CCTV camera monitoring of external areas, lift lobbies and entrances