Pembroke College University of Oxford

Refurbishment of the existing lodge at Pembroke College in the Grade I listed College building, to provide a purpose formed and state-of-the-art porter’s lodge.

The existing lodge, constructed in the early 1800’s, did not provide sufficient space or a ‘sense of arrival’ to the College. The quad adjacent to the lodge required a strategy to provide fully level and accessible circulation to all areas of the College. 

Ridge worked closely with the College steering group to develop a scheme that was sensitive to its historic context, and also created a new welcoming light and contemporary environment that enhances the historic setting using refined details and materials such as bronze, cast iron, limestone and glass.

  • Grade I

    Historic England listing

  • 325+

    Years of history

  • Oxford Preservation

    Trust Award

The Ridge team efficiently managed the process, and refined the brief that resulted in a product that met the needs of many of the team members. Communication was strong and the fact that we have already commissioned repeat business with Ridge speaks for itself.

Charles Harris

Clerk of Works/Deputy Home Bursar

The new lodge includes a complete refurbishment of all existing windows and fittings, with the addition of two new bespoke frameless glass entrance doors and a range of bespoke oak furniture designed by Ridge. The generous space provides porters with a more appropriate work environment and visitors with an improved reception space.