Major new development for Wadham College completed

Two new buildings create an Undergraduate Centre and Access Centre at the centre of the college’s historic site

April 14 2021

Sitting at the heart of the campus, the new William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Building will house Wadham College’s growing outreach and access programme.

The Undergraduate Centre is a recognition of the huge importance of social spaces in today’s universities. The centre combines a junior common room, café and bar and beautiful daylit work areas. The Dr Lee Shau Kee Access Centre is an ambitious investment in the future. The building that prospective students will call home for three or four days at a time is designed to encourage pupils from all backgrounds to aspire to an Oxford education. On the ground floor is a suite of light-filled seminar rooms and a music room while the top floors contain student accommodation.

Sensitively set within the historic college, the modern structures are emblematic of an inclusive community that wants to attract and support the very best students, irrespective of their background, to increase diversity and access for all.