Current Projects

Title: Bluelight Hub, Milton Keynes
Value: £750K
Client: Kingerlee
Description: A new state of the art fire, ambulance and police hub will be a base for the three main emergency responders to work together more effectively and will be the first of its kind in the country. It will comprise a three storey complex housing Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service’s Milton Keynes frontline 999 emergency and non-emergency patient transport and Thames Valley Police’s neighbourhood police team. The construction comprises a concrete frame, fully glazed façade to the central hub and two steel frame ‘wings’ clad in the relative emergency service’s colour.

Title: The Story Museum, Chapter 2
Value: £330K
Client: Edgar Taylor
Description: R T Harris is once again thrilled to be involved with Chapter 2 of The Story Museum’s ongoing transformation. This chapter involves the refurbishment of the old GPO café and sorting offices, creating a new ticket office, shop, welcome lobby, the Cave, City of Stories. 1st floor performance space, The Enchanted Library and many other wonderful, exciting spaces. Please visit their website for the latest information on this project and current exhibitions.

Title: The Grange, Private Residence
Value: £200K
Client: Private
Description: This is the complete refurbishment of a grade II former rectory to a high end finish. The work includes alterations & extensions to house, garage and plant room.

Title: Keble College, Oxford. Kitchen Refurbishment
Value: £170K
Client: Kingerlee
Description: Dating back to 1870 Keble is one of Oxford’s larger colleges and with its distinctive brickwork one of the most recognisable. The project is to refurbish the kitchen, servery, food storage and preparation areas over three storeys and in two phases

Title: Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Kitchen Refurbishment
Value: £130k
Client: Kingerlee
Description: Corpus Christi was founded in 1517 and is one of Oxford’s older and smaller colleges. The existing eighties kitchen is being revamped and upgraded for the 21st century.

Title: 120-121 High Street, Oxford
Value: £230K
Client: Beard
Description: Built in 1886 on the corner of Alfred Street Lincoln College acquired the building from the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2013. The upper levels of the former bank will be high end apartments and the ground floor will house an Ivy restaurant.

Title: Chesham Prep Swimming Pool
Value: £140K
Client: Feltham Construction
Description: Founded in 1938 by Christina and Ernest Adlington the school moved to its current site 2 years later. The new building is single storey, housing a pool and changing rooms. Measures to reduce the school’s energy consumption and carbon emissions have been incorporated, where possible, into the design.

Title: Edmund Park, Outdoor Services Didcot
Value: £27k
Client: Wooldridge & Simpson
Description: A new storage building with facilities for the council’s staff.

Title: Limborough Road, Wantage
Value: £240K
Client: Kingerlee
Description: A new development consisting of 14 two bed apartments, 2 offices, a ground floor retail unit and under cover car park.

Title: Hereford Cathedral
Value: £600k
Client: Hereford Cathedral
Description: R T Harris & Son Ltd is proud to be carrying out the upgrade of the existing lighting which was designed by Light Perceptions ltd. The new lighting system will illuminate parts of the cathedral, rather than floodlighting the whole building using "environmentally-friendly" lighting as the last part of a major upgrade.
Hereford Cathedral, founded in the 8th century was plundered and burnt in 1056 and in 1079 it undertook its reconstruction. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building.
Light Perceptions Ltd

Title: D'overbroecks, 333 Banbury Road
Value: £980k
Client: Kingerlee
Description: Development of the old masonic lodge site in north Oxford for d’Overbroeck’s college.
New buildings will include communal and social spaces, educational, performance and art facilities, five state-of-the-art science laboratories and the new hall will provide dining facilities and a 180 capacity auditorium for music and drama. The original villa, known as Summerhill, is being refurbished and has been described as a fine Italianate villa distinct to the 19th century phase in the history of Classical architecture.

Title: St Mary's School, Ascot
Value: £700k
Client: Kingerlee
Description: St. Mary’s is a private girls boarding school to the south of Ascot. Kingerlee are building new upper sixth form accommodation in three 2 storey buildings which will include a new pastoral centre for the upper sixth as well as staff accommodation of one 4 bedroom and two 2 bedroom houses. The school uses state of the art biometric scanners rather than a traditional register called at the start of each day.

Title: St Anne’s College Oxford New Library and Academic Centre
Value: £440k
Client: Kingerlee Ltd
Description: The project comprises of the construction of a new library and academic centre at St Anne’s College which has one of the best-stocked and most well-used college libraries in Oxford. The New Library and Academic Centre will give the original 1937 Library room expansion and modernisation and it will double the number of reader spaces for students. The Academic Centre is square in plan and a cube, arranged on four floors on a nine square grid with a lower ground floor day-lit from the sunken garden.

Title: Brasenose College: Phase 2, Basement Archive Refurbishment
Value: £125k
Client: Benfield & Loxley/Brasenose College
Description: Refurbishment of existing outdated basement archive within the cloisters and old parlour buildings, along with preparation works for a third phase of works refurbishing the cloisters and libraries. This included reconfiguring the existing security, data & telecommunications systems and installation of two new incoming sub-main supplies. Within the cloisters close liaison was required due to the archaeological excavations of the vertical graves, some dating back to 1669.

Title: Large country estate
Value: Confidential
Client: Kingerlee
Description: Located on a private estate in Bedfordshire, the new state of the art leisure building includes a tennis court, pool, spa area, sauna and steam room. There will also be a car workshop, exhibition space and helicopter hangar.

Title: The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Final Phase Works
Value: £2.5 Million
Client: Kingerlee
Description: The new academic building will be part of Oxford University and the next section of work covers the exhibition galley, main entrance including the precious Kiswa cloth display, the catering staff outbuildings, fellows’ garden, the trustees, exhibition gallery, trustee's apartment, staff out buildings, fellows garden and the north west and south student accommodation. This comprises of 50 bedrooms, offices, laundries and common rooms on each level.

Title: Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon, new sports hall
Value: £115K
Client: Benfield & Loxley
Description: A new state of the art sports hall to be completed in 2018

Title: New College Morris Building
Value: £400k
Client: Austin Newport
Description: Refurbishment of student accommodation including seminar rooms. The building formerly housed the garages from where Lord Nuffield (William Morris) operated.

Title: Westminster Cathedral
Value: £30k
Client: Westminster Cathedral
Description: We have just started our second job at Westminster Cathedral installing a new lighting board and carrying out a survey of the existing electrical installation with a view to further works upgrading the Cathedral’s electrical infrastructure.