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Clocktower Square, Radley College

Abingdon

Overview

Established in 1847, Radley College is a large independent boarding school for boys situated in the South Oxfordshire countryside. The original and existing buildings have a strong Victorian heritage which has been retained as the College has grown. The design of the new building continues this with a modern interpretation of the Victorian redbrick tradition.

The project addressed a number of operational issues relating to both social and teaching space required at the College. The scope of works included the construction of a two storey mixed-use building containing ten new classrooms, a new gallery (The Sewell Gallery) for both secure storage and displaying of artwork, and social space including a lounge / cafe. It also included the refurbishment of the Old Fives Court.

Client

Radley College


Architect

Design Engine Architects


Value

£4.2M


Duration

61 weeks


Awards

2014 RIBA South Regional
2014 Civic Trust Award
2014 Oxford Preservation Trust