Ahead of the official opening on 12 October, we share here some images and information.

The Study Centre has three storeys of library space, providing 90 additional readers’ seats. There are small study rooms, a state-of-the-art seminar room and more informal spaces, both inside and outside. A basement archive with a passively controlled environment houses the College’s Special Collections.

Study Centre - East and West Exteriors The new Study Centre borders Sprott’s Wall to the east and the President’s Garden to the west.

Otranto PassageNorth and south stair cores act as ‘bookends’ to the reading rooms. The south tower marks the connection to Canterbury Quad – the old heart of the College – and the north tower responds to the scale of Thomas White Quad and the more recent development to the north.

The Canterbury Quad entrance to the Study Centre from the south leads to the rediscovered Otranto Passage. The first floor is connected by a glazed link, the Sidonie Thompson Bridge.

The Study Centre connects contemporary architecture with the Grade I Listed Library.

Connecting old with new

The admittance of daylight proved a significant challenge.