Building visit

24th June 2020

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Join Warden Ken Macdonald QC as he takes a peek around the new Undergraduate and Access Centres.

Play Ken Macdonald QC visits Wadham's back quad development

Wadham’s William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee building, which will house the Access Centre, are due to open later this year.

Beard Construction Site Manager Nick Bell shows off progress on the site as he leads the Warden, Ken Macdonald QC around the new buildings.

The Undergraduate Centre will be at the heart of the student community and have study areas, social space, an art room, café, e-hub and Junior Common Room where undergraduate students can gather to study, exchange ideas and socialise.

The Access Centre will offer purpose-built space for welcoming schools and hosting Wadham's innovative access programmes and residential summer schools. The building will have a dedicated music room, space for public lectures and disability-accessible student accommodation. 

Commenting on the building, former SU Access Officer, Dan Gunn (PPE, 2017) said: “No other College will have something like this for its students – applicants will be so keen to come here. It’s going to be so cool to come back after I finish to see the buildings in operation.”