Progress on Transforming St Hilda's Site

12th September 2018
Transforming our Site

We are making good progress with our plans to transform St Hilda's site. Preparatory work for the new buildings began on 7 August 2018. Our old Porters' Lodge closed for the final time and our temporary Main Lodge is now in place on South Lawn. Hall Lodge, a second Lodge serving Hall Building, will be in place from October 2018. We anticipate that preparatory work for our new Middle Common Room will begin in September 2018 and that it will be fully operational by mid-October.

St Hilda's development project will improve and increase our student accommodation, provide new social and teaching spaces, a new Middle Common Room, Porters’ Lodge and entrance by 2020. Across two sites, three distinctive new buildings will transform our College environment. Central to our plans is the creation of 125 new rooms for student accommodation. The building programme will also create new seminar and lecture rooms as well as a new Middle Common Room and College Chapel. These will provide an excellent environment for our students to flourish and raise St Hilda's profile as a world-class centre of teaching and research.

The Oxford City Planning Committee West considered St Hilda’s planning application on 13 March 2018. The application was substantively approved, subject to later approval from the Committee in relation to certain design details.

This major programme of investment will ensure that our students’ experience is second to none. We plan to improve and increase our student accommodation, provide new social and teaching spaces, a new Middle Common Room, Porters’ Lodge and entrance by 2020. These will provide an excellent environment for our students to flourish and raise St Hilda's profile as a world-class centre of teaching and research. Find out more about our plans.

Constructing the temporary Porters' LodgeFarewell to our old Porters' LodgePreparatory work for St Hilda's College's building programmeSt Hilda's new Porters' LodgeFarewell to the Middle Common RoomPlans for our new Riverside PavillionPlans for our new Boundary Building