Building progress in pictures

5th May 2020

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While most of our students and staff work from home, construction continues on the William Doo Undergraduate Centre and Dr Lee Shau Kee Building - Oxford's first purpose built access centre.

  • Undergraduate Centre from the Cloister Garden

    William Doo Undergraduate Centre from the Cloister Garden

  • Soak away works completed to the East Quad

    Soak away works completed to the East Quad (Bar Quad)

  • Undergraduate Centre North elevation

    Undergraduate Centre north elevation

  • North -west corner of the Undergraduate Centre

    North-west corner of the Undergraduate Centre

  • Installation of air handling units on the Undergraduate Centre roof

    Installation of air handling units on the Undergraduate Centre roof

  • Undergraduate Centre first floor cafe – surface spread of flame coating being applied to cross laminated timber ceiling

    Undergraduate Centre first floor cafe – surface spread of flame coating being applied to cross laminated timber ceiling

  • Dr Lee Shau Kee Building second floor tape and jointing progressing

    Dr Lee Shau Kee Building second floor tape and jointing progressing

  • Access Centre second floor – tape and jointing in student bedroom

    Access Centre second floor – tape and jointing in student bedroom

Despite a reduced workforce and the need to enforce government social distancing regulations, building contractors Beard are continuing to make good progress with the Amanda Levete designed Undergraduate and Access Centres.
 
As final works are made to the Undergraduate Centre facade, tiling is going up in the Access Centre bathrooms and interior decorations are underway.
 
Domestic Bursar, Frances Lloyd commented: "Having seen these new buildings first hand, I am extremely impressed with the workmanship and progress being made during these challenging times.  The contractor and the rest of the professional team have been very busy, working safely, to deliver these exemplary buildings.  They have proven what can still be achieved with great determination and resilience during these difficult times.  We are very much looking forward to the time when our great community can be together again and everyone will be able to see these state of the art buildings in the heart of the College."