Progress on Transforming St Hilda's Site
Preparatory work for our new buildings by Beard Construction began in the summer of 2018. Our old Porters' Lodge closed for the final time and our Lodge Team is now welcoming visitors to our new Main Lodge on South Lawn and to Hall Lodge, a second Lodge serving Hall Building. Our new Middle Common Room has been installed on South Lawn and is being used by MCR members. Demolition of the old Middle Common Room, the Porter’s Lodge and Milham Ford is complete.
Access to South Building, our residential buildings and the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building is via the flagpole entrance to College. Access to Hall Building is via Hall Lodge. More cycle parking has been installed on our College site.
The Oxford City Planning Committee West considered St Hilda’s planning application on 13 March 2018. The application was substantively approved, subject to later approval from the Committee in relation to certain design details.
Phase 1 of our 125th Anniversary Building Project will improve and increase our student accommodation and provide new social and teaching spaces, a new Middle Common Room, Porters’ Lodge and College entrance by Autumn 2020.
The two phases of our planned building programme, across two sites, will ensure that St Hilda’s students and Fellows can flourish in the best possible academic environment. Find out more about our plans.