"Rick Mather Architects have already designed two award winning buildings for Keble of which we are very proud.Their proposal offers a 21st Century reinterpretation of the traditional Oxford Quad that meets or exceeds all elements of the brief."
Bursar, Keble College
Following an open competition, Rick Mather Architects were appointed to design a scheme for Keble College's Acland Site in Oxford.
The scheme extends from the Banbury to Woodstock Roads in central Oxford, forming a new gateway into the city centre from the north. It will provide a mix of facilities that combines residential, communal, teaching and research facilities into a single complex including 230 rooms, café, library, teaching rooms and research facilities.
The design incorporates the 1897 Grade II listed building by Thomas Jackson. The strategy developed by Rick Mather Architects maximises the use of the entire site. By developing around the perimeter of the site, it follows Keble's original Butterfield approach, creating a large central open space - Keble's 'Sixth Quad'.