Extensive alterations were carried out to the porters lodge, giving access to all for the first time.
Provision has been made for ramped access up to the level of the raised terrace in Tom Quad along side the steps to the north of Tom Tower. Detailing of the ramp and handrails were carefully designed to be in keeping with the existing fabric of the Grade I Listed building.
The new ramp was formed next to the east wall of Tom 5 and Tom 6, by extending the plinths of the existing pilasters on this elevation down to the level of the new ramp using York stone to match existing. The existing steps were retained and adapted to provide a return against the ramp, thereby softening the visual height at its entrance.
Montgomery Architects were delighted to be awarded with a Certificate from the Oxford Preservation Trust in November 2013