Said Business School

SaÏd Business School, Oxford

This was the second phase for the new build of Oxford University’s Business School, which officially opened in 2013.

This project involved collaborating with the main contractors, Chalegrove Properties and the architect, Dixon Jones, to create their desired proposal.

The striking feature of the building’s façade is the 8.2 metre run of sliding doors that were installed in a ‘zigzag’ formation. Patio and sliding doors were used elsewhere to naturally light up rooms and make them feel more spacious.

The various systems involved on this project included tilt/turn and casement windows, sliding doors and double doors.


Architect – Dixon Jones

Main Contractor – Chalegrove Properties Ltd

Large glass doors designed manufactured and supplied
Wide span of aluminium sliding doors that lead onto a balcony
Sliding patio doors with energy efficient safety glass
Smart Visoglide aluminium doors in zig zag arrangement for and interesting design
Commercial entrance door for Said Business School in Oxford

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