A new café and common room designed as a hub for staff, students and visitors at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, has been granted planning and listed building consent.
With a community of over 900 students from around 90 countries, the new building will provide much needed social facilities at the heart of the College’s Banbury Road site allowing students, staff, guests and visitors to meet in a central place.
The project has been designed to the ground-breaking Passivhaus principles with rigorous standards of air tightness and insulation to produce a very low energy building. Large panels of south facing glazing maximise useful solar gains with summer shading provided by the terrace structure. The project will be the first Passivhaus project for Oxford University.