Target: £7 million
Merton is an exceptionally beautiful place, but it is also a place where students and scholars live and work. As such, it requires constant upkeep, renovation and improvement, both to protect and maintain its ancient buildings and to provide new facilities in keeping with the changing demands of its 21st century community. In particular, the College now has to look at ways to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its IT Infrastructure and provision. A further £2.5 million is needed to support this.
Rose Lane V was constructed in the 1960s in a similar style to the Warden’s Lodgings before refurbishment. The block has been upgraded to make it into an energy-efficient 21st century building. Most of the work was carried out in the long vacation (June to September) 2013, and completed in a similar style to the refurbished Warden’s Lodgings.
The key aspects of the renovation are:
Merton is excited to be offering the naming rights to the refurbishment of a room at £25,000 each.
The College has invested £5 million in its superb new multi-purpose theatre which was officially opened by Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University, on 12 March 2011. The first major new building project on the main College site for a number of years, it marked the first phase of the College’s celebrations as it moves towards its 750th Anniversary in 2014.
Above: The modern T.S. Eliot Theatre provides an indispensable resource for the College.
As well as providing essential term-time facilities for students, it is already providing a significant additional income stream, via its conference business and is on target to attain £0.65 million in revenue/income this summer. Together £3.7 million has been donated towards the overall building costs of £4.6 million. There are a very limited number of Lecture Theatre seats stills to be sponsored, at £2,500 each, giving the sponsor an inscription of their choice on a plaque in front of the seat. For further information, please email the Annual Fund Officer.
With your help we can preserve our unique architectural legacy, maintain and build new living and learning facilities and contribute to the exceptional environment at Merton.
There is more information on the successful T. S. Eliot Theatre project on the University website.
If you would like to support these ambitions, you can make a donation online or by contacting the development office on +44 (0) 1865 276316.
If you would like to discuss anything further, please contact: