10:00am Thursday 24th October 2013
A NEW addition to Oxford’s dreaming spires has received its crowning glory.
An eye-catching copper dome was placed on top of a new clock tower at Harris Manchester College in Mansfield Road, by workers from Pershore transport company Vic Haines.
The 18-metre tower, which contains a new bell and is the focal point of a building with five new student bedrooms, has been constructed by Osney Mead builders Knowles & Son, along with a range of local craftsmen, at a cost of £1.3 million.
The one-tonne dome was lifted by crane on to the tower in a matter of minutes, although building work is not scheduled to finish until February.
OG Stonemasonry, based in North Leigh, worked on stone carvings, while the copper roof was installed by Woodstock firm Cotswold Metal Roofing.
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