The construction and fitting-out company Gilbert-Ash Construction have been contracted by Trinity College, a constituent of the University of Oxford, to carry out the construction of a new £17M mixed-use building.
The Trinity College development will consist of 45 new ensuite study bedrooms, five dedicated teaching rooms, three multi-purpose areas for music practice, further teaching rooms, a basement for plant and storage, formal study spaces, a new reception area, two additional student kitchens, a laundromat, as well as male, female, and gender-neutral bathrooms.
Gilbert-Ash Construction and Adam Architecture have collaborated on the design of the new college building which will feature stone-faced elevations finished in a honey coloured ashlar limestone in order to blend in with other buildings on and around the college campus.
The construction of this new mixed-use building at Trinity College will be the first building works to be undertaken at the Oxford site in more than 50 years, with completion scheduled for the August of 2021, ahead of the 2021/2022 academic year which will commence in the September.
The Gilbert-Ash Construction Director, Raymond Gilroy stated: “Gilbert-Ash is really pleased to be working on this major project for Trinity College. We are excited about the new building and what it will offer to the university community.
“We are in no doubt about the challenges which lie ahead, working in a tight location surrounded by listed buildings and grounds, but our team has the experience to meticulously plan for and work through any challenges which present themselves.
“We are ready to roll up our sleeves and work with our partners to deliver this prestigious project.”
Gilbert-Ash was appointed to this project following the successful construction of a new accommodation development at Wadham College, another constituent of the University of Oxford.
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