Watch it go up

5th February 2018

News, Student news, Alumni news

Want to watch the progress of Wadham’s student accommodation building in the Iffley Road?

  • Iffley Road building site

    Webcam shows the erection of the two yellow tower cranes (on the left and right of the picture) and in the foreground work is under way to assemble the steel reinforcing bars which are being used to cast the foundations.

A time-lapse webcam has now been installed at the Dorothy Wadham Building Iffley Road site to allow interested observers to watch the advancement of this 135 bedroom development.

In addition to the clusters of student bedrooms with shared kitchen/dining areas, the site will have an attractive internal courtyard garden, a staffed porter’s lodge, a garden room/TV lounge, a computer room and laundry room. The site and buildings and eight bedrooms will be fully accessible for students with disabilities. 

Work began on the site back in March 2017 when demolition of the former car showroom and garage began. Demolition and site decontamination works lasted until October when Gilbert-Ash construction was appointed and started preparing the site for construction. Ground works are continuing with excavation of the basement area and erection of the two tower cranes currently underway.

The project is due for completion in the summer of 2019, prior to the arrival of Wadham second year students in the Michaelmas term.

Representatives of Wadham College, Project Managers (Bidwells), and Gilbert-Ash meet regularly with site neighbours and members of the local community to provide building updates and to answer queries and concerns.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 16 April 2018, 6pm, at the Gladiator Club on the corner of Percy Street and Iffley Road. Weekly site updates are also added to the Dorothy Wadham Building page on the College website.