Improving College Facilities
As part of our ongoing commitment to improve College facilities for our students, we submitted a Planning Application to fully refurbish and extend our existing buildings at Fulford House (77-83 Iffley Road); 85 & 87 Iffley Road; and Stockmore House (46 Stockmore Street), to provide a controlled single entrance to the new combined site currently known as the Iffley Road Centre. We are very pleased that planning permission was granted. Work on the Iffley Road Centre project started on site in July 2017. Completion is scheduled for July 2018. All of the pre-commencement planning conditions have been discharged and we look forward to this project providing 67 high-quality study bedrooms in time for academic year 2018/19.
We were also very happy to be granted planning permission for a temporary gym site on the footprint of an existing dilapidated Green House within the College's main site. Our on-site gym has been funded by a gift from a generous donor. Building work on this began in Hilary Term and the Stone Family Gym officially opened on 3 March 2017. The gym opened for use by members of St Hilda's College at the beginning of Trinity Term 2017 and has proved to be very popular. Take a look at how the project evolved here.
More student rooms were refurbished in Wolfson Building over the Easter break. We plan to continue with the remaining rooms in the 2017 long vacation.
At the request of the Junior Common Room Committee, the JCR Bar has had a mini-makeover this term. It has been repainted and new flooring has been put down in the bar servery.