Lady Margaret Hall – New Era Project: Pipe Partridge Building

Major extension to the college (John Simpson Architects 2010)

The Pipe Partridge Building is Phase I of a project to provide additional accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and other facilities. This building includes 60 undergraduate study bedrooms, a lecture theatre, dining hall, seminar rooms, and JCR common rooms, and it enabled LMH to provide college accommodation for all three undergraduate years. It is designed in a contemporary classical style by a successful exponent of this type of architecture, John Simpson, who also contributed to Poundbury, the urban extension at Dorchester promoted by the Prince of Wales. In the context of LMH, the project follows buildings from earlier in the twentieth century in a classical style by Reginald Blomfield, Giles Gilbert Scott, and Raymond Erith. With the exception of two accommodation blocks from the early 1970s, this is the consistent style of the college.

Awards: Georgian Group Award, Best New Classical Building 2010; OPT Award 2011

Norham Gardens, Oxford  OX2 6QA

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