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Grafton Architects – Kingston University unveils initial plans for new building


Kingston University is inviting the public to view initial plans for a project which it says will transform the learning experience and help enhance the town.

University officially appoints Grafton Architects to design the proposed new building following a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) The University plans to replace the current Town House building on Penrhyn Road with a new, sustainable landmark buildingcompetition. Grafton has a world-class reputation and the adjudication panel – which included the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Professor Steven Spier and the Head of the University’s School of Architecture and Landscape and director of leading firm DRDH Architects, Daniel Rosbottom, – unanimously agreed that Grafton’s proposal would give the University the building it needs to transform the learning experience. The appointment of the design team is subject to an ongoing OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) process.

The University plans to replace the current Town House building on Penrhyn Road, which was erected in the mid-1980s originally as a temporary, five-year measure, with a new, sustainable landmark building and also turn the front of the Penrhyn Road campus into an attractive, landscaped area. The site is on a key gateway to the town centre and has been identified in the Royal Borough of Kingston’s Area Action plan as befitting a landmark building.

This is NOT an IAF project and is delivered by Kingston University for more information please visit this website.