Blue Boar Quad is a seminal, modernist hall of residence designed for Christ Church in 1968 by Powell & Moya. The Grade II* Listed building has been plagued by leaking roofs, cracking stone cladding and services failure. Purcell was appointed to repair, refurbish and extend the Quad to provide new student facilities. The client required a solution that would improve the building's performance, maximise space, create development opportunities and gain statutory approval. Purcell's scheme reduced planned repairs to preserve the building's listed fabric, releasing funds for a high-performance 130-seat lecture theatre, archive and additional student accommodation at roof level.
Blue Boar Street
OXFORD OX1 4EZ
The Governing Body of Christ Church
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