Oxcis Phase I to III


Medusa fixed with Ketton Architectural Masonry two thousand and five hundred square metres of mixed Lefarge and Ketton Limestone to form the structural facades form the college.

The masonry is designed in traditional format with bonding stones and traditional detailing mixed with complex Islamic geometry.

The stone with all detailing was cut solely by Ketton, working for one year prior to the installation works started.

Medusa was primarily responsible for the build to the Quadrangle, Lecture Theatre, Main Entrance and Pergola Terrace, also assisting Ketton with other various areas.


Client: KAS&M Ltd
Main Contractor: Galliford Try Plc
Stone Contractor: Ketton Architectural Stone & Masonry Ltd
Architects: Blampied & Partners Ltd


Medusa was appointed principle stone contractors in October 2008, responsible for design, supply, manufacture & installation.

The project will use over 12,000 square metres of internal and external flooring at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

The flooring comprises heavily patterned areas in traditional Islamic style, using a variety of finishes in marble, granite and limestone.

The chosen stones are from the Republic of Yemen and Medusa’s role includes Consultancy, Design, Supply and Installation, including the manufacturing of finished stone in Yemen.

Medusa carried out the main contract for the Prayer Hall courtyard and south ramp including all ground works and drainage


Client: Oxcis Ltd
Architects: Blampied & Partners (London)
Engineer: Campbell Reith (Keynsham)
Project Managers: Gardiner & Theobold (Oxford)
Construction Managers: Kingerlee Ltd


The Phase III range of works included the Prayer Hall dome tuck pointing, four colour marble wall panelling, the Mihrab from Statuary White marble, ornate floor patterns, granite counters, the Turkish Courtyard and Fountain and staircases 6,7 and 10.

This phase of the project was instructed in October 2010 with new Main Contractor Mivan Ltd, starting M&E and hard plastering through to Medusa starting installation in February 2011.

The Phase was completed towards the end of the year with Medusa then carrying out a selection of areas including courtyards and internal stone vaulting direct to the Client through to February 2012.


Client: Oxcis Ltd
Architects: Blampied
Engineer: Campbell Reith
Principal Contractor: Mivan Ltd
Project Managers: Sweett Group