A seminal Modernist building, Blue Boar is a residential quad designed for Christ Church in 1968 by acclaimed British architects Powell & Moya. It is now listed Grade II*. Since its completion, the building was plagued by leaking roofs, cracking stone cladding and services failure.
We were appointed as architects and lead consultants to repair, refurbish and extend the Quad to provide a new lecture theatre, extra student accommodation, en suite bathrooms, new archive facilities and disabled access. The client required a solution that would not only improve the building’s performance, maximise the use of space and create development opportunities but also gain statutory approval.
Our scheme has reduced planned repairs to preserve the building’s listed fabric, releasing funds for a high-performance 130-seat lecture theatre and archive and an extra floor of student rooms at roof level.