Planning permission granted for new building

29 February 2016


Oxford University’s first Passivhaus

Kellogg has appointed the award-winning architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for a new, ultra-low energy building in the heart of our grounds.

This will be the first University of Oxford building designed and built to the exacting Passivhaus standard. Passivhaus buildings have exceptionally low energy demand plus high standards of occupant comfort.

The new College Hub, due to open at the beginning of 2017, will provide a new social centre for all members of the College, including a café.

Tom Heel, The University of Oxford’s Sustainable Buildings Officer said: “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.”

Professor Jonathan Michie, President of Kellogg College said: “The mission of our College is to welcome and support part-time and full-time graduate students to promote the University’s work in life-long learning. We are an inclusive and egalitarian intellectual community, learning and researching across the disciplines. Kellogg values academic excellence, innovation and social relevance. We are flexible and responsive, and give our members a voice in shaping the future of the College.

We aim to continue to develop our College site and gardens. Key to this, is the new building. The College Hub is to be located centrally in the grounds and will be home to a Common Room and Café that will serve to unify the College community and site.”

Work is expected to begin later this spring.

Support our campaign

Through the generosity of our alumni and friends we have raised just over £0.4 million in gifts and pledges for the College Hub and we are actively seeking to raise another £2 million towards the total cost for the project. Find out more about the College Hub campaign.