Paul Kent Halls

Oxford Brookes University

  • Client:

    Oxford Brookes University

  • Architect:

    ADP Architects

  • Contract Value:

    £5.2 million

  • Programme:

    48 weeks

Continuing our successful relationship with Oxford Brookes University with the refurbishment of Paul Kent Halls of Residence

Works have recently completed at Paul Kent Halls of Residence for Oxford Brookes University, where we have undertaken an extensive update and refurbishment of the existing halls of residence programme, in just 48 weeks, ready for the new student intake in 2021.

There are six blocks of purpose built student accommodation originally constructed in 1997, along with Rowan House which dates back to 1876. Our works comprised the internal refurbishment of all blocks including bedrooms, kitchens, circulation and associated services.

At works at the 145 year old Rowan House included the internal refurbishment of bedrooms,
kitchens, circulation and associated services as well as remodelling of the ground floor reception
and laundries.

Our works also included the internal refurbishment of the student common room, server
room and stores and the renovation of the basement area including the treatment of existing damp.


“Oxford Brookes University is committed to providing high-quality accommodation options for its students. The redevelopment of Paul Kent Hall is a key part of this and we are delighted that the University was able to work effectively and safely with Stepnell despite the impact of COVID-19. The improvements to Paul Kent Hall will help to ensure a positive student experience by providing high-quality rooms, enhanced indoor social spaces and a greater range of accommodation options to suit affordability and personal living preferences.”

Mark Tugwell, Deputy Director of Estates, Oxford Brookes University