Providing 2700sqm of much-needed accommodation and academic space, the building is a new and welcome addition to Mansfield College in the heart of Oxford, incorporating 73 en-suite bedrooms, a visiting Fellow’s flat, a home for the new Bonavero Institute of Human Rights comprising office, teaching and seminar spaces, and a 160-seat shared auditorium. The Institute occupies the lower two levels of the building and comprises a series of flexible study, research and social spaces.

The project was delivered by Beard Construction Ltd, and incorporated a basement structure that required waterproofing to Grade 3 in accordance with BS 8102:2009. FIS produced a design which met the performance specification using Hydrocrete Watertight Concrete and Hydroflow HP Cavity Drain System.