St Hilda's College Cowley Place Oxford Oxfordshire OX4 1DY

3 November 2017

Proposed demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment comprising: erection of new building to provide student accommodation (59 bedrooms), porters lodge, middle common room, fellows’ accommodation and academic and administrative offices; erection of new pavilion building; removal of existing porch to old hall building and provision of replacement; creation of new pedestrian access from Cowley Place; replacement bin and bicycle parking.

This first phase of the proposed St Hilda’s redevelopment has been the subject of public exhibition and significant City and neighbour consultation. Although we applaud the proposals in general, we have reservations regarding what is described as the ‘atrium’ above the lodge area, the design of which does little for the scheme.