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January 28, 2014

Grafton Architects & Kingston University unveils initial plans for new building

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Kingston University has officially appointed Grafton Architects to design the proposed new building following a RIBA competition. The adjudication panel unanimously agreed that Grafton’s proposal would give the University the building it needs to transform the learning experience.

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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. The appointment of the design team is subject to an ongoing OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) process.

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