Perrodo Project

The Perrodo Project

What is the Perrodo Project?

The Perrodo Project is a new scheme to make St Peter’s College a better place to study, teach and live by improving our public spaces.

Since our foundation in 1929, the St Peter’s site has constantly evolved as buildings are constructed, altered and acquired to meet changing demand. Thanks to a recent £5 million donation from the Perrodo family, we are able to undertake a series of improvements that will help us to continue in this tradition.

The Perrodo family have a long-standing relationship with the College, and understand the importance of the physical and architectural space of St Peter’s to its academic community. This project will make our public spaces meet the changing needs of that community.

What will it Involve?

We will:

  • Remodel the Lodge and the entrance to the College from New Inn Hall Street. This will make St Peter’s more visible and accessible, while remaining secure.
  • Substantially reorganise Linton Quad, resulting in more formal and informal meeting spaces.
  • Redesign Hannington and Chavasse Quads to create more green spaces.
  • Upgrade and expand our existing conference facilities, including a ground floor extension to the Latner Building.
  • Renovate Hannington Hall, focussing on its windows and acoustics, while preserving its historic features.
  • Erect a new building against the Baptist Church Wall, with a view to creating a new flexible teaching space. This will also support our conference and event business.

What are the Outcomes and Benefits?

Practical

  • Improved teaching and conference spaces.
  • Improved comfort and safety, including the removal of trip hazards, puddles etc.
  • Improved access, including general circulation and better disabled routes.
  • Reoriented buildings to improve the use of space.

Aesthetic

  • Greater sense of presence, including improved visibility from the road.
  • Improved green spaces and planting.

Commercial

  • Better facilities that command greater appeal in the conference market, thus increasing our revenues and allowing us to invest more in core operations.

How will it work?

There are two distinct phases to the project. Phase 1 has already been completed and details are available here.

Planning permission for Phase 2 was granted in September 2016 and work will begin soon. More details as can be found here

Any questions should be emailed to Amanda Carty-Jones at amanda.jones@spc.ox.ac.uk