New Levine building at Trinity College
The Levine Building at Trinity College in central Oxford is a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity’s historic site – this is the first major upgrade of the college’s academic facilities in more than 50 years. It provides world-class facilities for teaching, residential accommodation, public outreach, and social activity including purpose-built teaching rooms, a major new auditorium with 148-person capacity, 46 en-suite student bedrooms, a large flexible function room, a rooftop garden, a new library wing that also provides disabled access to the listed library, and an informal study/community space with café. The award-winning building has been designed in such a way that it can be reconfigured internally over time if the needs of the College change, and supports the College’s ambition to improve diversity of applicants from a wider range of backgrounds, and to be a benchmark for overall accessibility. It is designed to sit comfortably within the College’s rich built and landscape heritage, on a site within a listed garden with significant historic trees nearby as well as there being archaeological interest.
The new buildings have stone-faced elevations finished in a honey coloured ashlar limestone to match that used elsewhere in the College, and a pitched slate-covered roof.