Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE
An artist's impression of the West View

Cutting edge university building underway

Work starts on £2m Passivhaus hub at Oxford University

Posted by Stephanie Broad | September 28, 2016 | Estates

The University of Oxford has started construction on a new £2 million social hub at Kellogg College.

Built to Passivhaus certification, the building is industry leading in terms of its energy efficient design and will be the first of its kind for the University.

Located on Banbury Road, the new hub will provide a much-needed social space for over 800 post-graduate students and incorporates a new kitchen, café and common room. 

The South View

“The University is dedicated to providing the outstanding facilities for its students,” said Dr Chris Davies, acting president at Kellogg College. 

“This building will not only provide an exciting new social hub at the heart of the College campus, open to all members of the College, it will also be a low-energy model for the University, both in terms of energy use and running costs.”

Construction company Speller Metcalfe was appointed as building contractor at design stage alongside architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

“We have a real specialism in delivery of highly sustainable projects, including Passivhaus design, which can see a reduction of up to 90% in energy bills,” said Adrian Speller, director of sustainability at Speller Metcalfe. 

“It is fantastic to work with a client who is so forward-thinking and willing to invest in a building that will have a much lower impact on the environment in the longer term.” 

The project is set to complete in April 2017. 

www.spellermetcalfe.com    

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

Art college invests in new facilities 

University Alliance outline HE priorities for Election

Cambridge leads Complete University Guide

Waste not want not

Green Gown Awards 2017

Enactus - entrepreneurship at the heart of education

Securing a sustainable HE

Winners announced at TUCO Competitions

Southampton crowned Enactus UK National Champion

Think global, act local - the power of collaborative working

Market place - view all

Marsh

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. ...

Pure Student Living

Pure offers more than just a room
With everything included you...

Campus Living Villages

Campus Living Villages is a global owner, developer and operator of...

Student COM

UK supplier, designer and installer of network cabling solutions. ...

Southstreet

We offer a great student experience - plus a great investment oppor...

Jamf software

Solutions for education. Power the digital classroom with Apple an...