29 February 2016

Kellogg College appoints architect for ultra-low energy building

Kellogg College has appointed the award-winning architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for a new, ultra-low energy College Hub building in the heart of its North Oxford grounds.

This will be the first University of Oxford building designed and built to the exacting Passivhaus standard, combining exceptionally low energy demand with high standards of occupant comfort.

The new College Hub, due to open at the beginning of 2017, will provide a new social centre for all members of the College, including a café which will also be open to members of the local community.

Tom Heel, the University of Oxford’s Sustainable Buildings Officer, said: ‘The University has a long-standing commitment to the highest levels of sustainability. The Passivhaus methodology is at the cutting edge of low energy design and has proven, more than any other, that it can deliver comfortable buildings that perform as designed.  As the first non-domestic Passivhaus project in Oxford, the Kellogg College Hub has the potential to lead the way both within the University and for the City.’