Oxford station design competition winners revealed

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Image caption A design with a restaurant on the roof of the station got the 'people's' vote

Three competition ideas have been picked to help secure funding for a £125m revamp of Oxford railway station.

Six architects submitted designs to a contest launched in December by the city and county councils.

A proposal featuring a rooftop restaurant by firm AHR was chosen by a panel of judges and scored 70% in a public vote.

Schemes by rivals Wilkinson Eyre and Allies & Morrison were also selected as possible concepts for the station.

All three ideas will now be used to seek funding for the development.

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Image caption Wilkinson Eyre’s entry features a single roof concept
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Image caption Allies and Morrison’s entry was based on a traditional main station building

The panel said it chose AHR's entry because the station design was "original and impressive".

Ian Hudspeth, Conservative leader of Oxfordshire County Council said: "These designs are visions of what the future of Oxford Railway Station could look like.

"I look forward to the day when we see ideas like these become reality."

The panel was made up of representatives from Network Rail, Oxford City and County Councils, the Department for Transport and Great Western Railway.

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