The Ruth Deech Building combines residential, academic and support functions, with 110 student en-suite rooms, an 80-seat lecture theatre, three 25 seat seminar rooms, and catering facilities. During term breaks and summer months, the building also serves as a conference centre and summer school.
The Rothermere American Institute is a dynamic hub of research, teaching and discussion: an inclusive forum for the exchange of ideas between visitors, academics and students. The award-winning project is conceived as a pavilion that faces out onto a new garden quadrangle and Mansfield College beyond. Its sensitive design has been lauded as “one of the most beautiful recent buildings in Oxford.”
The townscape benefits of our scheme convinced English Heritage and the City of Westminster to support the scheme. The project is one of the most important restorations of an historic London Square since World War II.
Through careful internal design, our scheme provided more rooms of a higher standard than the larger building which it replaced. Approximately 900 students are housed, all in en-suite facilities. Other amenities are provided at ground floor level: a medical centre, a dental centre, local grocery and a bar/restaurant.