University of Oxford


Education, Heritage / Conservation

Services Provided:

Quantity Surveying


Keble College

Keble College, with over 400 undergraduate and in excess of 200 graduate students, is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1870, the College is rightly proud of the statement made by its architecture. 

The College provides accommodation for approximately 350 undergraduates, all on-site, with further rooms for 110 graduates spread between the main campus and on the nearby Acland site.

Baqus Sworn King were appointed by Keble College to provide quantity surveying/cost management services for the planned, phased refurbishment of common areas and student rooms with the main aim of providing high quality en-suite accommodation to all rooms. The first phase was to refurbish eighteen bedrooms spread over three floors served from staircase L4 of Liddon Quad and was procured on the basis of a negotiated contract. The second phase of works, to staircase L5 (nineteen bedrooms), followed a competitive tender and was completed earlier this year. The Grade 1 Listed Buildings, designed by the architect William Butterfield, have been internally restored to replicate the initial layout, carefully restoring some of the original features.