Kellogg College, Oxford

King Shaw Associates were appointed as structural and building services engineers for the construction of the refectory for Kellogg College premises at Oxford University. Kellogg College is a postgraduate college established in 1990 with some 300 students and 80 fellows with a mission that emphasises access and lifelong learning for non-traditional students.

The buildings are in the North Oxford conservation area and consist of a pair of listed Victorian villas in the Gothic revival style, linked by the conversion of a former museum into a new refectory.

The structural package encompassed a number of elements including new steelwork plant deck fitted into the complex 3 dimensional form, work associated with new opening and roof lights as well as an appraisal of the existing change of use.

Site constraints resulted in ventilation plant being sited in a pyramid located in the dimensional form of the existing oast house roof structure. This required considerable 3D modelling to co-ordinate the plant and structure to ensure fit. The scheme demonstrates Kellogg College’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability.

Client: Kellogg College
Value: £1.5 million
Architect: Berman Gueddes Stretton