Stonework commences on New Landmark Building at Oxford College

January 18, 2016   |   By

The first Stonework phase is now underway at Worcester College’s new Nazrin Shah Building as the steel frame structure of the £7.2 million conferencing centre at the University of Oxford is complete. The Nazrin Shah Building is named after HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, Malaysia BA, MPA, PhD who is an alumnus of the college.

stamford stone used on Nazrin Shah Building

Over 600 tonnes of masonry grade block has been supplied by Stamford Stone from our Clipsham Medwells Quarry for the landmark building, working with Szerelmy and Niall McLaughlin Architects on the design and build of the new 160-seat theatre which will also accommodate an e-hub social learning space, seminar rooms, a teaching studio and a bar area. To learn more about the architects vision for this project visit here.

Designed to the very highest specification utilising British craftmanship and beautiful natural limestone, which blends with the natural landscape. The building incorporates a number of innovative ideas such as the geothermal borehole heat installations, which along with the use of local limestone, assists in the minimisation of the buildings carbon footprint.

The Nazrin Shah Building is due to be completed in September 2016.

This is our second major project alongside Niall McLaughlin Architects, previous work for the Riba Sterling prize runner up, Bishop St John chapel at Oxford Ripon college, Oxford. View our case study here. Or contact us here.