Durham University – Refurbishment of Jevons Building, Hatfield College
Durham University have recently completed an extension and refurbishment of the existing student accommodation blocks and bar facilities at Hatfield College’s Jevon’s Building. Hatfield College was founded in 1846 and is the second oldest at the University.
The project has delivered refurbished and upgraded student accommodation, with each of the 60 bedrooms now benefitting from receiving en-suite facilities. Upgraded kitchenette and breakfast facilities within the accommodation block as well as improvements to the building fabric such as replacement windows, re-roofing and internal wall insulation can now be seen throughout.
The Junior Common Room Bar extension now benefits from an extended and refurbished bar with sliding glazed doors allowing access to a new terraced area within the courtyard. The design of the landscaping including planting and paving will provide level access into the building and suitable seating areas. The new layout offers a more open area with space for up to 275 people. The existing split level has been retained and accommodated for through the provision of steps and a platform lift for disabled access. Communal facilities include social areas, study space and a fully refurbished and accessible laundry room with washers and dryers positioned at wheelchair level.
The extension project has been carried out to BREEAM Very Good standard in accordance with the University Sustainable Construction and Renovation Policy.