Top marks for our latest project in Oxford

This is the completed Levine Building – a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity College’s historic site in central Oxford.

Working alongside my OFR colleagues in London, I was thrilled to be a part of the team on this project. ADAM Architecture led the design with a sensitive approach, creating a structure of classical proportions that is suited to the historic setting.

OFR supported these efforts under the appointment of Contractors, Gilbert-Ash (GA), working proactively with GA, ADAM and the wider design team in supporting the design development process during RIBA Stage 4, and navigating through complexities related to the connections into the existing Grade II War Memorial Library.

Fully immersing ourselves into the co-ordination of the fire strategy as plans evolved allowed challenges during the construction process in buildability to be quickly resolved whilst ensuring that a robust fire strategy and engineering considerations were incorporated into the end result.

The result is an almost complete Levine building. This high quality, durable, fully accessible, and environmentally sustainable structure is transforming facilities for graduates, prospective students, the local community and the public. 

Much of the building is now complete, embracing Trinity’s rich heritage, acknowledging alumnus, and lead donor to the building, Peter Levine. Old and new are fused with state-of-the-art residential, teaching and learning facilities as well as green space and spaces for performances, events and conferences. 

You can find out more about the Levine Building here.


Amir Karim

Principal Fire Engineer

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