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Kellogg College Hub aims for Passivhaus

A new café and common room that will act as a centralised hub for staff, students and visitors at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, has been granted planning and listed building consent.

The 334m2 scheme, located within the North Oxford Victorian Suburb Conservation Area, is designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio. 

Kellogg College Hub, University of Oxford, designed by FCBS

The proposed Banbury Road brick building is aiming for Passivhaus certification. The initial designs include floor to ceiling south-facing glazing with summer shading provided by the terrace structure overlooking a central garden. Our recent Passivhaus Masterclass: Summer comfort & avoiding overheating, may have been of interest.

If the project receives accreditation after expected completion in 2017, it will be the first Passivhaus project for the University of Oxford. 

The University has a long-standing commitment to the highest levels of sustainability. The Passivhaus methodology is at the cutting edge of low energy design and has proven, more than any other, that it can deliver comfortable buildings that perform as designed. As the first non-domestic Passivhaus project in Oxford, the Kellogg College Hub has the potential to lead the way both within the University and for the City.

Tom Heel, Sustainable Buildings Officer, University of Oxford 


 Kellogg College Hub site plan Kellogg College Hub elevation

Kellogg College Hub: All images credits Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio


Key Team

Client Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Landscape architect Anna Benn

Planning consultant JPPC

Structural engineer Price & Myers

Passivhaus and M&E consultant CBG

Quantity surveyor Turner & Townsend

Main contractor Speller Metcalf


Further Information

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

University of Oxford

23rd March 2016

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