LIFT ACCESS TO THE MAIN DINING HALL
Montgomery Architects were delighted to be awarded a plaque by the Oxford Preservation Trust in the 'Small Projects' category for the new lift access to Christ Church Great Hall.
"The introduction of disabled access within historic buildings has been a challenge that has had to be addressed by all the colleges in recent years. When Christ Church sought to provide a disabled lift leading to the Great Hall, within a Grade I listed building, a great measure of understanding and sensitivity was needed. The lift has been installed behind the 16th century staircase with considerable skill, and has been achieved with the right balance of discretion and practicality"
Oxford Preservation Trust 2011.