Rhodes Building, Oxford Starts On SiteSaturday, 18 May 2013
Work has started on a major refurbishment project at the Rhodes Building, High Street Oxford, directly opposite St Mary’s tower. We are creating a new mathematical, folded ‘origami’ copper roof over an Edwardian baroque building, adding an extra floor, and altering the facade at ground level to create a more welcoming elevation and views from the High Street into Oriel College, adding a lift, and re-landscaping St Mary’s Quad to make the college more accessible and create opportunities for theatre and May balls. The building, by Basil Champneys, another Trinity Cambridge architect, is Grade II* listed. The project will complete in 2014.