WilkinsonEyre completes University of Oxford’s Weston Library

Oxford University’s Weston Library, home to some of the nation’s most valuable literary treasures, reopens on 21 March 2015 following an £80m transformation by WilkinsonEyre.

Part of the University’s world famous Bodleian Library, the Grade Il listed building (formerly the New Bodleian) was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the

1930s. Situated opposite Nicholas Hawksmoor’s iconic Clarendon Building and

Christopher Wren’s exquisite Grade I listed Sheldonian Theatre, its renovation is at the heart of an ambitious period of renewal of the Bodleian’s facilities aimed at safeguarding its vast and unique collection of books and manuscripts.

The much-anticipated project has created high-quality storage for the Libraries’ valuable special collections, which have been preserved for scholarship; developed the Libraries’ space for the support of advanced research; and expanded public access to its great treasures via its new exhibition galleries and a lecture theatre.