The aim of our masterplan for St Peter’s is to establish proposals in the knowledge that these form part of a larger overall vision for the College. The masterplan seeks to create more formal collegiate spaces, draw together more cohesively the social and teaching spaces, and plan for new development within the site.

From this larger strategy we were commissioned to undertake a series of projects: works to the Main Gates to incorporate accessible entry to Hannington Quad, and remodelling of the Porter’s Lodge and Fellow’s Writing Room, both of which were completed as part of earlier phases. Recently completed is the redesign of the landscape to the forecourt off New Inn Hall Street and the main College Quad, to create a more formal and appropriate setting for the buildings, many of which are listed. Works include inserting a pair of arched entrance doors to the Chapel and changes to the ground floor of Latner to form larger and more effective teaching/reception spaces, which allows both buildings to engage with a revitalised quad, creating a central heart to the College.

It was envisaged within the masterplan that the strength and character of the landscape was key to binding the site together and providing a sense of cohesion to what otherwise is a disparate group of buildings. In order to achieve this, York stone has been chosen as a paving material (in a large slab format) which will eventually extend across the whole College site as a material common to all the external spaces. The re-landscaped Linton Quad sets the tone and establishes the benchmark for the projects to follow.


Bob Allies, Una Daly, Suzanna Heape, Anna Joynt, Donna Macfadyen, Katerina Mathioudaki, Graham Morrison, Nick Péri


St Peter's College
University of Oxford
Structural engineer
AKS Ward
Services engineer
Hoare Lea
Cost consultant
Ridge & Partners
Project manager
Waterman Project Management
Landscape architect

Nick Guttridge


St Peter's College
New Inn Hall Street
Oxford OX1