Florey Building, Queens College


The Florey Building is a Grade II listed hall of residence designed by James Stirling from 1967. Part of the celebrated Red Trilogy, it enjoys an international profile well beyond its statutory listed status.

Avanti won an international design competition to upgrade the student accommodation, introduce new teaching, resource, dining and conferencing facilities and enhance the grounds and setting.

The scheme combines repair, remodelling and new build elements that work with the essential character of the original building whilst sensitively integrating new functions including en-suite bathroom facilities and gyp rooms. Fundamental to our design strategy, has been development of a rigorous conservation led approach that has established a framework for new interventions and modifications to be made to the existing structure. The project also involves a comprehensive energy efficiency upgrade and has been developed using a bespoke environmental assessment method SPeAR  and Soft Landings.


All Conservation & Regeneration, Conservation & Regeneration, Education, Florey Building, Further & Higher Education, Oxford, Oxford University, Post 1900, Refurbishment, Residential, Specialist Housing, Student Housing,

Conservation-led restoration of a celebrated modern listed building

Location Oxford

Area 3,125m²

Status Design

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