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The Levine Building is a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity’s historic site in central Oxford, designed by ADAM Architecture and acknowledging Trinity alumnus, and lead donor to the building, Peter Levine. This ambitious project delivers state-of-the-art residential, teaching and learning facilities within a high quality, durable and environmentally sustainable building, which include:
46 en suite study bedrooms
An auditorium to host lectures and performances
5 dedicated teaching rooms
a large flexible function room
An informal study/community area with cafe
A library reception, librarian’s office, and wheelchair access to two floors of the library
An additional formal study area
A central administrative hub
Music practice rooms
2 student kitchens and a student laundry
Landscaping of Library Quad
Construction of the Levine Building was completed in late December 2021 with some facilities opening to students and staff, early in January 2022. Works will continue into 2022 as planned and the building will gradually be brought into use with a view to it being fully operational by the start of Michaelmas Term.
The Levine Building is designed to be fully accessible, as part of a major development to the college estate that will improve accessibility to both our current and historic facilities.
The building's facilities include:
8 fully accessible en suite bedrooms integrated into new student accommodation, all designed to allow for the provision of ceiling mounted hoists.
Two student kitchens with accessible work surfaces.
New disabled toilets, as well as a changing places facility, in the main building.
Hearing Loops in the Auditorium, Function Room and Teaching Rooms.
Level access to all public areas and teaching rooms at ground floor level, with two new lifts for access to other floors.
Additionally, the 'Jack Britton Library Foyer' provides level access to the library reception area when approached from either the Library Quad or from the Central Foyer of the Levine Building. A new platform lift in the Library reception area will allow wheelchair access to the retained Library entrances on both levels.
In a separate project, we are in the process of identifying ways to make some of the other communal areas of college – including the SCR and Beer Cellar – more fully accessible. This will involve a combination of solutions including integrating new lifts into a number of challenging historic spaces, and this work is due to be completed in summer 2022.