Commendation: St Catherine’s College Dining Hall

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Photograph of interior of St Catherine's College Dining HallBest Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building – Over £2m Construction Costs
In this category, there is one winning scheme and one commendation.

Commendation: St Catharine’s College

Client: St Catharine’s College

Pre-Construction Architects: Gort Scott

Executive Architect: AMA

Photography: Jim Stephenson

Contractor: SDC Builders

Heritage Consultant: Marcus Beale Architects

Structural Engineer: Engineers HRW

MEP and Sustainability, Lighting, Acoustics: Max Fordham

Catering Consultant: Keith Winton Design

Cost Consultant, Project Manager, Principal Designer: Henry Riley

Planning Consultant: Turley

Rare Books Consultant: QODA

Fire Consultant: ARUP

Interior Design Consultant: Ralph & Smith

Judges’ Comments

“We highly commend this project, which has radically improved the way the college operates, replaced an unsatisfactory dining hall with a beautiful new space, and created a much more coherent and accessible means of circulation in St Catharine’s College. The pre-existing dining hall had been built as part of a 1960s extension, which had never functioned well, with the kitchens isolated from the rest of the college and huge logistical challenges in circulation.  Gort Scott have devised an extremely ingenious solution, replacing the hall, connecting the kitchens and opening up new avenues of circulation by the installation of an atrium.”