This new building provides duplex post-graduate study rooms, fellows housing and communal kitchens and lounges arranged around a new courtyard on a site to the rear of existing college buildings.
The building features a reinforced concrete plateau, part at grade and part at first floor level, supporting a cross–laminated timber structure. Cross-laminated timber was selected because of rapid erection periods, sustainability, absence of wet trades, inherent fire rating and factory quality self-finishes.
The scheme featured structural modifications and refurbishment of the existing building at the abutment with the new structure.
Client: St Catharine’s College Development Ltd
Architect: 5th Studio
Project Value: £2.95M