The Gradel Quadrangles

The Gift of a Generation

New College has embarked on an ambitious scheme to redevelop its Savile Road site to create a
new living and working space in a stunning new architectural setting.


The College’s aims in developing the site are:


To house all undergraduates who wish to live in for all of their course in high quality accommodation.
An additional 70 student rooms (108 in total on the site) will be created as part of the project. 

To provide a state of the art flexible study and teaching workspace for students to study on their
own or in small groups as well as a space for lectures, symposia and break-out group work.

To create a multi-purpose arts and performance venue, a space for concerts, theatre, exhibitions and
talks, with associated foyer areas and catering facilities.

To build new facilities for New College School. In reconfiguring the site, part of the new building will
house school dining and kitchen facilities, classrooms for the pre-prep and a new assembly hall.

Your Opportunity to Get Involved

New College has a long tradition of philanthropy going back to William of Wykeham's original benefaction
in 1379. At each subsequent step in its history, the College has been fortunate to have had the support of
Old Members and friends, who together have made it the institution it is today. 

As we embark on this next phase of our history, we are once again appealing to the wider New College
community to help achieve our vision. 

East Quad with view of Tower House





Flats in the Tower House


The new Tower House will provide 16 bedrooms in 4 flats, each with its own common room. 

Common Room




Common Rooms


Every group of six bedrooms in the East and West Quads will have its own Common Room, as will each of the four flats in the Tower House. 

Student bedroom




Student Rooms


The Gradel Quadrangles will contain 108 new student rooms. 

Hall view from back




Seat in the Hall


The new Performance and Lecture Hall will seat 100. 





The Architecture


The architects, David Kohn and Partnership, a young and innovative practice, have developed a scheme which is sympathetic to the environment, while being in Oxford terms, distinctive and interesting. You can hear more about the architectural vision from David Kohn himself here. 





Warham House Demolition

Warham House, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Savile Road, has now been demolished to make space for the Gradel Quadrangles. Watch a timelapse of the work! 

For more information, please contact:

Mark Curtis, Fellow & Director of Development
Tel: +44 (0)1865 279261
New College, Oxford OX1 3BN

Images created by David Kohn Architects/Picture Plane