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Oxford Colleges - Conversation, Renovation and New Build

Building, developing and maintaining college buildings and facilities requires an appreciation of the complications of restoring historic buildings or building new, complex projects, with a minimum of disruption to staff and students. An award winning construction partner, used to the difficulties of city centre access, challenging timeframes and listed building requirements will help.

Beard has 120 years of Oxford knowledge and probably the widest experience of any construction company from working with over 20 colleges, and the University. Traditionally honed building services dovetailed with modern construction technology enable us to provide you with the very best building solutions.

  • conservation and new build to blend old with new
  • renovation and refurbishment
  • energy efficiency upgrades
  • remedial works
  • alterations and maintenance
  • extending student accommodation
  • refurbishing multi site offices

"I am full of admiration for Beard's work on Christ Church: at all times careful and cheerful with high quality results." The Very Rev Christopher Lewis, Dean of Christ Church

Our approach

  • Segregating works - to minimise disruption - University College.
  • Keeping noisy works to a minimum - flexible working and a willing attitude - Corpus Christi College.
  • City Centre locations - experience in devising waste management and site traffic plans - Queens
  • Continuity of overhead and underground services - ensuring service disruption does not impact on University life.


“Beard understands the difficulties of working in an Oxford College and the special problems this has .”

Dr Linda Irving-Bell

Queens College