Construction works start at St John's College


Construction work is starting this month on a major refurbishment of The Judges’ House; number 16 St Giles’ Oxford. The building, owned by St John’s College, dates from 1702 and has a Grade II* Listing. The work also involves the construction of a new basement kitchen, improvement of toilet facilities and access improvements including a retractable lift at the rear. These measures will enhance the functionality of the building and more suited for its use.


Planning Approval for a New Social at Radley College
We are pleased to announce that following a 12 month negotiated process that we have recently received planning consent from the Vale of White Horse for a new Social (Boarding House) for Radley College, located within the Oxfordshire Green Belt. The new Social will provide the college with first class residential and...
Congratulations Lisa
We are excited to announce that one of our surveyors Lisa Smith has recently passed all her exams and qualified with the CIOB, earning the title of Chartered Construction Manager! A massive achievement and very well deserved after all the work she has had to put in!
Oxford Preservation Trust Award
Gray Baynes + Shew was awarded a certificate in the Small Projects category of the Oxford Preservation Trust for their replacement of the Matthews building zinc roof at St Peters College, Oxford. The award was presented on the 6th November 2018 at St John’s College, Oxford, in their recently refurbished Garden Quad...
New Staff Member
We have appointed an apprentice building surveyor to join our busy surveying team! Dean Bass, who joined us late 2018, is working alongside Lisa Smith, our Chartered Construction Manager and Mark Norton, our Surveying Director. Dean's apprenticeship is a two-year RICS training course with the University College of...