Kendrew Quadrangle, St. John's College, Oxford (UK)


The prestigious project by MJP Architects is included in a conservation area, within listed buildings and in a very naturalistic environment, that have informed the design and construction significantly. The architects have won the challenge by performing a modern and functional building, harmoniously inserted in the context. The building is arranged in an open quadrangle with a central core, enclosed in a glass facade and intersected by green spaces, for a total of 6,000sqm in area over four floors. In the scheme there is a strong sustainability strategy including several active measures such as a bio-mass boiler, ground source heat-pumps, PV cells and solar panels, as well as passive measures such as air-tightness and insulation far more performant than the bare latest building regulations.

StercheleGroup had the pleasure and privilege to contribute to the realization of this prestigious building with prefabricated concrete bathroom pods for 80 rooms, in perfect compliance with the strict design requirements that combine innovation, technology and architecture with the highest level materials.