Radley College Chapel

Location: RADLEY, Oxfordshire
Architect: purcell
PROJECT VALUE: confidential
DATE: december 2019 - present

To support the increase in pupil numbers, Radley College has embarked on a project to expand the seating capacity of its Chapel. Purcell won a closed competition with their vision of extending the eastern end, providing greater focus on the sanctuary along with the introduction of a sequence of apses carefully crafted from the Southern and Northern facades.

Taking its cue from the Grade II Listed Chapel, designed by Sir T.G.Jackson in 1893, the architectural materials and language were limited to mainly brick and stonework for the facades.

Although the structure is a steel and concrete frame, the brick and Clipsham limestone walls will be built using traditional masonry methods. Solid Structures were appointed by OG Stonemasonry to design the stonework elements of this ambitious project.

Image credit: Purcell


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