The college is delighted that, in October 2018, plans for a major building project within Trinity’s grounds were approved by the Oxford City Council Planning Committee.
The college has recently completed a five year strategy that highlighted the need for more appropriate facilities for academic activity and residential accommodation and in providing this, the Levine Building will transform the provision for students, staff and visitors. This ambitious building project includes an auditorium, purpose-built teaching rooms, a community space and a new function room, as well as enhanced wheelchair access to the existing college library, new study space, 46 study bedrooms and a central administrative hub.
The auditorium will provide a public platform to enable the college’s world-leading academics to share their work with the wider public, including local school students. The new facilities will free up rooms across the historic estate, which can then be used to accommodate the majority of first year graduates on the main site. This will benefit the whole academic community while, at the same time, relieving some of the pressure on Oxford’s private rental accommodation market.
Work on the building, which is designed by Hugh Petter of Winchester-based ADAM Architecture, will begin after the end of Trinity Term this year, and is scheduled for completion by the start of Michaelmas term 2021.
We will, of course, continue to publish updates on the progress of the building. In the meantime, the plans can be viewed by clicking here.