The Oratory, Oxford

Providing new and refreshed accessible facilities for the Oratorian community.

Providing a new accommodation facility for the Oratorian community, refurbishment of the parish centre and conversion of the old school hall into a new library to house valuable archives and rare autographed manuscripts.

The extension houses a new parish office, kitchen, storage and utility rooms and toilet facilities on the ground floor. The upper floors contain five en-suite bedrooms, one of which is equipped with disabled facilities.

In addition to construction of the new parish centre facilities, we refurbished the parish rooms and installed a lift. The centre also received an upgraded efficient heating system.

The library conversion involved works to strengthen the floor, new fenestration with specialised glass that blocks damaging ultraviolet light to protect the books and a mezzanine floor. Modern mechanical and electrical systems enable the whole room to be climate controlled. The library also received an impressive oak staircase that was built by our own in-house joinery department.