Fitting finale to £30m Oxford project as Prince of Wales opens Levine Building

Levine Building Oxford

A new development at the University of Oxford has been officially opened by the HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Levine Building is Trinity College‘s first major upgrade in more than 50 years and includes a new auditorium for lectures and performances.

It has purpose-built teaching rooms, student bedrooms, a function room and an informal study area with a café.

University of Oxford Levine Building Prince of WalesThe Prince of Wales congratulated them on delivering the £30 million Levine Building on time and on budget at its opening ceremony. He said: “Trinity College presents the University at a human scale.  And the work of your academics – as we’ve seen – is a force for good. I congratulate you all on the vital work you do and the generosity of spirit that underpins it.  That same generosity of spirit clearly infused the development of this wonderful building. It’s a great responsibility to create new state-of-the-art facilities within an inspiring and historic setting – and indeed one that includes buildings by such giants as Christopher Wren. I offer my warmest congratulations to the many people who contributed their talents and expertise to create a building worthy of this historic site.”

Designed by Hugh Petter and his team at ADAM Architecture, this ambitious development includes an auditorium, five purpose-built teaching rooms, 46 student bedrooms, a large flexible function room, and an informal study/community space with café. It also creates wheelchair access to two floors of the existing college library and an additional formal study area.

The Levine Building will transform our academic facilities, residential accommodation, social spaces and physical access, and improve our provision for graduates. It will also enable us to engage more fully with prospective students, the local community and the public thanks to the addition of spaces to hold performances, events and conferences.

The building is named in recognition of Peter Levine (1974), whose transformational donation in memory of his parents allowed this project, and many other notable college-wide initiatives, to take shape.