AN OXFORD college’s bid to demolish a building and replace it with a new lecture theatre and offices will be decided next week.

Trinity College, Oxford wants to knock down a 20th century building and will seek permission at Oxford City Council’s West Area planning committee.

In its place, there will be 51 student study bedrooms, a new lecture theatre, teaching rooms, library facilities.

The council has said it is of a ‘high quality design and appropriate to its context in terms of appearance, height and scale’.

It also said it was in favour of the new rooms so students can use those rather than renting homes across Oxford.

New landscaping, bin and bike storage, a replacement building for the college’s gardener and other minor alterations are also sought. It already contains many heritage assets, including Grade I, II and II* listed buildings. The college’s park is also Grade II listed.

The building would take place within the college, where it borders Parks Road. It lies within the Central Conservation Area.

The area affected by the proposed work would also include the Cumberbatch Building, built in 1965 by architects Maguire and Murray, and the President’s Garage, which was built in the 1930s.

Listed building consent is needed and will be sought at the planning committee, which will take place at Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday evening.