Rhodes House

Client: The Rhodes Trust

Principal Contractor: Beard Construction

Architect: Stanton Williams

Package Value: £875K

Rhodes House is a grade II* listed building designed and built between 1926 and 1928 by Sir Herbert Baker. The project will transform Rhodes House into a leading convening centre and home for the Rhodes House Trust, scholars, alumni, Fellows, staff and the wider University of Oxford and community. Szerelmey are fortunate to have been contracted for the delivery of a large part of the new works at the property. These works include the design, supply and installation of ashlar cladding in Clipsham Bidwell, quarried in Peterborough to the new basement Conference Centre and Giant’s Graveyard. Other works included internal flooring to the new glass Pavilion in Moleanos and external “floating” stone steps to the Pavilion. The team rebuilt the two Gate Houses, North and South using Clipsham ashlar and rebuilt the boundary wall including the coping stones to the wall. The bulk of our works, certainly in complexity, were focused on the design, supply and challenging installation of a grand, post-tensioned staircase in Gascoigne Blue limestone from Portugal, including balustrades and surrounding paving details.

Rhodes House - Szerelmey
Rhodes House - Szerelmey
Rhodes House - Szerelmey

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