Peckwater Quad Renovation Appeal

Peckwater Quad Renovation Appeal

Peckwater Quad is a not only a masterpiece of Palladian architecture, a Grade 1 English Heritage building, and a national monument, but the heart and soul of many an undergraduate’s life at the House.

However, when we launched the much-needed Peckwater Quad Renovation Appeal in 2016, the 18th century building had not been refurbished for over 40 years. To date, the east side of Peck has been renovated and work has moved to the north side. The renovation is making great progress and the electrics, plumbing, and roofing, which were no longer fit for purpose, are being modernised and made safe. The renovated Peck Quad will offer modern interiors and facilities for undergraduates, whilst conserving the historic building in a sensitive and sympathetic way. 

Making it happen

The entire project will cost about £10m, and the Development Office is seeking to raise at least another £1m to finish the project. The Oppenheimer family generously pledged a lead gift with matching opportunities, and we are grateful to them and to those other members who have responded already. 

All gifts to this iconic building are still both welcome and needed. The matching pledge scheme is ongoing and effectively doubles the value of your gift, so we are looking for gifts of all levels to optimise our match opportunity. 

You can give a single gift to the Peck Renovation Appeal or set up a direct debit. Select 'Buildings' and comment 'Peckwater Restoration'. 

We would also be interested in seeing Alumni photos of Peckwater, especially the interior, through the ages. 

If you would be interested in naming a room in Peck, naming opportunities are possible with pledges and gifts at Board of Benefactor level (£25k), staircases may be named for £150k, and the Director of Development would be delighted to discuss other naming opportunities for larger gifts.