The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre within Worcester College is a new building housing a large lecture theatre, a student learning space, seminar rooms and a dance studio. The project is not simply the provision of new facilities, but also the development and enhancement of the setting of this significant part of the College site.

The building has been designed as a theatre in a garden. It is raised on a podium. A curved stone auditorium opens directly onto an oak-ceilinged foyer that extends out to pergolas and terraces overlooking the cricket pitch. It can operate either as a fully enclosed, darkened environment or as a bright day lit space surrounded by gardens on all sides. The dance studio stands at the end of a long serpentine lake that connects it back to the ancient heart of the College.

CBG were employed by the mechanical sub-contractor to complete the mechanical design. This included undertaking the thermal modelling & coordination with ground source heat pumps.

Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2018 – Winner
RIBA South Award 2018 – Winner
RIBA South Building of the Year 2018 – Winner
RIBA National Award 2018 – Winner
RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 – Shortlisted

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