The Litmus Partnership were engaged to design and specify the new catering facilities and we secured the contract to develop the design, and supply and install the new commercial kitchen design and servery facilities for the college.
Lady Margaret Hall provides a vibrant academic community transforming the lives of hundreds of students. Its students enjoy all the benefits of a traditional Oxford education within a warm, open and informal environment.
Part of a major refurbishment to modernise its catering space, the project presented a number of challenges. We had to be sympathetic to the building’s listed status as well as working within the main contractor’s tight programme to deliver the facilities, ensuring the minimum disruption to the students’ study.
Due to constraints with gas and electricity supplies on site, the equipment specifications had to be carefully considered in collaboration with Litmus and the College before being selected and tight access routes and limited time windows meant deliveries had to be well managed..
The result is a fresh and contemporary space which includes a new self-help service counter, a flexible solution for formal dining and the introduction of a new dedicated pastry section.