Graefe’s European Oak wall panels specified at St John’s


Luxury wall panels for Oxford College development

St John’s College, Tony Blair’s former college, was founded by wealthy merchant Sir Thomas White in 1555. Nowadays the college, situated in the heart of Oxford, caters for around 600 students.

St John’s multi-million pound Kendrew Quadrangle development is due to open this summer and will provide opulent, high-spec accommodation for 70 students. Much of the accommodation boasts city facing walls of glass that afford spectacular views of Oxford.

Graefe manufactured and supplied panels to Kingerlee Joinery’s specification. These wall panels were then used to manufacture joinery for desks, shelves and cupboards for every room.

The wall panels supplied by Graefe were lipped and veneered birch ply cores that had been made to measure at their factory in Thame, Oxfordshire. The beautifully matched Crown Cut European Oak veneer lends a warm feeling of lasting quality to this new flagship of St John’s College.