Date: 3rd October 2018

We are delighted to announce that, from early December 2018, the Grade I listed West Lodge reception rooms at Downing College will be closed for an extensive three-month interior refurbishment.

The West Range was built between 1818 - 1821 and designed by English architect William Wilkins (1775-1839) whose work also included the National Gallery, University College London and St George's Hospital (now The Lanesborough hotel.) The high-quality, sympathetic refurbishment works will significantly enhance the functionality of The West Lodge, whilst preserving its architectural heritage. The West Lodge and Maitland Rooms will benefit from substantial improvement to the décor, lighting, and furniture providing a beautiful environment for lunches, private dinners, and networking events. On the first floor, both the Tim Cadbury and Music Rooms will be refurbished as splendid meeting spaces with high specification AV equipment and improved access via the spiral staircase. Room-controlled air cooling will be installed throughout in a scheme similar to the Howard Building, Howard Theatre, and Battcock Lodge bedrooms.

For more information, please contact a member of our team.