A photographic assignment by Pembroke College, Oxford University to document the intricate renovation of their Hall, Kitchen and Forte Room in the heart of Oxford. The photographs are produced for Pembroke College’s archival and marketing purposes and a full photographic audit was made of the existing historic buildings at the start of construction. The full archive of images can be seen here which is updated monthly. The architects are Berman Guedes Stretton and the contractors are Benfield & Loxley.

March 2010: Original Pembroke College Kitchen during gutting

March 2010: Pembroke College Hall before Refurbishment

April 2010: Historic door openings revealed

May 2010: Foundation for one of the new lifts

May 2010: New load-bearing steelwork in old kitchen

May 2010: New block walls and gutting of Forte room

May 2010: Installing new joists in dining hall

June 2010: Installation of underfloor heating in the dining hall

June 2010: New opening floor and restored timber-work in the roof of new kitchen

June 2010: Repairing brickwork in the new kitchen

July 2010: New steelwork around new lift shaft

July 2010: New floors in kitchen

July 2010: Uncovering of historic fireplace and groundwork in old kitchen

July 2010: Craning in of ventilation units

August 2010: New blockwork in old kitchen

August 2010: New blockwork in old cellars

August 2010: Installing props in dining hall wall opening

August 2010: New entry next to dining hall entrance

August 2010: Painting colour swatch samples in the dining room

August 2010: Restored roof cavity above new kitchen

August 2010: Installing new wastewater pipes

August 2010: Extraction units take shape in new kitchen

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010