New Town House Building, Kingston University

Sponsor: RIBA


Type: Invited, Expressions of interest


Eligibility: Teams of multi-disciplinary, architect-led teams (to include a Building Services Designer, Structural & Civil Engineer and a Landscape Designer) based within the European Union



24 June, 2013 – Pre-Qualification Questionnaire deadline


Awards: Each short-listed team will receive an honorarium of £6,000 (+VAT)

Project Description:

Expressions of Interest are sought from multi-disciplinary, architect-led teams based within the European Union with strong design and delivery skills for a major new building project at the University’s Penrhyn Road Campus in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The New Town House Building will reinforce Kingston University’s vision to be internationally recognised for its creative approach to education, with practical outcomes that benefit people and communities. It will replace an existing building on the site and occupy a prominent position on the northern edge of the Penrhyn Road Campus. The new landmark building will serve as the public face of the University and provide a welcoming gateway to the campus that will be inclusive, contemporary and civic. It will be a student facing buiding and is currently expected to accommodate a larger and enhanced learning resources centre (LRC), bringing together theory, practice, doing and making. The University also wants to provide better access to key student support services and to create a multi-function auditorium.  This combination of functions would allow the University to support its learning community and to showcase what it does. 

Following the pre-qualification phase, 5 architect-led teams (to also include a Building Services Designer, Structural & Civil Engineer and a Landscape Designer) will be invited to submit a tender return and design concepts outlining the proposed architectural, building services and structural approach, together with suggestions for improving legibility of the Penrhyn Road Campus.

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