Ridley Hall

Client Ridley Hall
Type New build
Use Theological college
Date 2011 (planning)

Since extending and refurbishing one of their Victorian residential buildings in 2002, we have undertaken a number of small projects for Ridley Hall and completed a full scale development plan.

In 2011 we gained planning permission for a new building which will provide much needed additional facilities. Designed in two parts, the ‘Edge’ completes the fourth side of the court while the ‘Pavilion’ will sit in the centre of the court as a hub of activity at the heart of the College.

The Pavilion will house social spaces and a large multi-use hall is versatile enough to be used for academic lectures as well as church services. The building is topped by a striking lantern and cross, which will be visible from the street. Accommodation is provided in new study bedrooms and family suites within the Edge building and there will also be new offices and extended crèche facilities for the children of students.

Both designs use red stone and oak timber, reflecting materials used in the rest of the campus, although the Pavilion has a more modern form with a good deal of transparency.