Design & Imagery

The project architects for the Old College refurbishment are LDN Architects. They have substantial experience in refurbishing historical estates and some of their work can be viewed on their website.

Their plans and designs will modernise the building as well as retaining and revealing key architectural features such as the two main staircases, sconces and high ceilings, as well as restoring features that were lost during previous refurbishment works in the 1970s.

Highlights of the refurbishment include:

  • A magnificent new Law Library with more study and work space, special collections and digital room.
  • Open social and study space with a cafe.
  • Central reception area and public spaces with a new feature staircase and lift to all floors.
  • Flexible teaching spaces with integrated digital learning technology.

Some images of the current design can be viewed below.

The Senate Room in the new Law Library

The new Law Library will feature this spectacular Senate Room with double height flooring, a study mezzanine level, quiet study space, computer desks and an archive room built around the original octagonal design of the building.

The new social space in the centre of the building.

At the centre of the building on the first floor, a new social hub and cafe will connect the entire length of the North side of the School.

Architectural plan of the new law library.

This architectural plan reveals the new Law Library and Lecture Theatre 270, which will be restored to its original state.

A new state-of-the-art classroom

New teaching spaces will feature state-of-the-art integrated digital technologies, and flexible walls allowing the rooms to be extended when required.