Mansfield College, Oxford Transformation

Feilden Fowles has been appointed as lead designer on a holistic transformation of University of Oxford’s Mansfield College, working alongside development partner Stories to address the estate and the needs of students and teaching staff. The wide-ranging project involves the development of a plan for new facilities and the significant enhancement and refurbishment of heritage buildings, while working towards the College’s ambitious sustainability targets. The architects won a limited design competition run by Stories working with architectural advisor Municipal.

Helen Mountfield, Principal, Mansfield College, said:

“We are delighted to be working with so exciting a practice as Feilden Fowles on plans for a sensitive redevelopment of the College site to make it one of the most welcoming, inclusive and sustainable colleges in Oxford. I am determined to ensure that everyone who joins our community can have everything they need to thrive: world-class teaching and supervision, great facilities, and the practical and financial support to seize every opportunity presented to them. This is what we aim to achieve through our campaign: For Mansfield. Forever.”

Read more about the ethos behind this exciting new project, in Helen Mountfield’s interview with the Guardian, here.


Image credits;

Photograph: Mansfield College 2019 (c) Greg Smolonski, Photovibe.

Aerial: Google Earth, 2024