The Manor Ground development, 6 March 2005

Manor Hospital entrance

Foundation stone


Above: Main entrance to the Manor Hospital, Beech Road, Headington


Right: Foundation stone of the Hospital, laid by Douglas Gardner, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nuffield Hospitals, on 16 September 2003


Below: Close-up of the sculpture visible in the above picture


A condition of the planning permission granted to Nuffield Hospitals was that they should commission a public work of art costing at least £10,000 to commemorate the site’s heritage. The above 25ft-wide sculpture facing Beech Road, unveiled in December 2004, is the result. Called United, it is by Diana Bell, the same sculptor who did the work in Bury Knowle near the library

The Manor is a private hospital replacing the old Acland in Oxford (whose site was purchased by Keble College). It has 71 en-suite patient rooms; a seven-bedded intensive care unit; 6 operating theatres; a cardiac catheter laboratory; 2 endoscopy / minor operations suites; a dedicated oncology department for in- and out-patient oncology; and on-site MRI and CT scanning.



Left: Some of the sixty flats at the Cuckoo Lane end of the development, with their controversial metal balconies


Below: Horwood Close looks down on the site destined for the 27 affordable flats, (see  plan)

[These flats were eventually built in 2013.]


Site of affordable flats

Manor sign

© Stephanie Jenkins


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