Its unique site on the river Cherwell was designed by Powell and Moya, and completed in 1974. The architectural integrity has been carefully preserved, recognised by its Grade II Listed status.
CBG Consultants were selected to undertake the careful remodelling and refurbishment of the Buttery, stripping back more recent interventions to provide a high quality multi-function space.
A bespoke lighting system was developed with Spectral Lighting, with profiles created to exactly fit the exposed concrete structural bays. Colour temperature can be varied to suit different times of day and uses of the space, using a simple touch screen system. A high quality Audio Visual system is concealed within the timber panelling and slatted ceiling, and makes the facility attractive for external lettings. New mechanical ventilation, heating and domestic water services have been provided, together with a fully refurbished servery.