Transforming our Site

Our major programme of investment will ensure that our students’ experience is second to none and that St Hilda’s will continue to be a College in a garden with a beautiful river frontage and uplifting views.

Concept design: view from Cowley PlaceConcept design: St Hilda's College entranceConcept design: Courtyard NorthConcept design: North lawnConcept design: South lawnConcept design: view from Botanical Gardens

We intend to improve and increase our student accommodation, so that St Hilda’s students can enjoy the same advantages as their counterparts at other Oxford colleges. Our new development will provide an additional 125 rooms over two sites so that all students can be offered College accommodation for the duration of their degrees. We also need a larger and more attractive Middle Common Room for our growing graduate student community that is an integral part of St Hilda’s and well-appointed teaching spaces for tutors and Fellows. Our development project will provide new social and teaching spaces, a new Middle Common Room, Porters’ Lodge and entrance.

In February 2016 we appointed architects Gort Scot to work with us to transform our site. Since then, we have liaised with members of Oxford Design Review Panel, Historic England and Oxford Preservation Trust to develop our vision. Good progress has been made. Over the summer of 2017, we will continue to liaise with our stakeholders as we work towards developing our planning application.