The Dorothy Wadham Building, designed by architects Allies and Morrison, opened to students at the beginning of this academic year.
The Building, on a 5,432 sqm site, is an undergraduate residential quad comprising four individual buildings of three and four storeys arranged around a shared courtyard garden. Lining the quad's fourth side is a single storey pavilion, an informal common room for students in term time and a conference and teaching facility throughout the summer. The building has 135 ensuite student bedrooms built in clusters with shared kitchen/dining areas.
Describing the building, Warden of Wadham College Ken Macdonald QC said: "Beautiful in form and graceful in function - The Dorothy Wadham Building is a wonderful home for our second year students and a very fine addition to the Wadham estate."
Following the demolition of the vacant car showroom and garage which previously occupied the site by Beard Construction, Gilbert-Ash began work on the site in October 2017. The building opened in October 2019.
Commenting on the twenty nominees for the 2020 award, RIBA South/South East Director, James Robinson, said: "The buildings shortlisted this year are a celebration of the best in building design in the region."