Developing our Estate

A key priority is to re-imagine the estate with improved and expanded facilities to foster academic and social exchange.

Green Templeton is working to develop a long-term plan to transform the main site around the Observatory with award-winning London-based architectural practice Feilden Fowles. The practice specialises in delivering socially and environmentally sustainable buildings, with projects inspired by local vernacular.

The current vision includes:

  • Much-needed additional high-quality student accommodation
  • Social and study space
  • A dining room that matches the scale of college numbers, enabling the return of the library to the Radcliffe Observatory.
  • Refurbishing our existing estate. An extensive refurbishment project will begin in 2020 at Rewley Abbey Court, our student accommodation near the Saïd Business School

The college is working collaboratively with the University on the next stage of plans for the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (pictured below) following the £150 million donation from New York businessman and philanthropist Stephen Schwarzman. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities will provide a new home for the humanities, with state-of-the-art academic, exhibition and performance spaces facing the Radcliffe Observatory building.

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Site for Schwarzman Centre adjacent to Green Templeton

For more information about these plans and how you can support them please contact Ceri Butcher, Head of Development and Alumni Relations, at or on +44 (0)1865 274797.