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HEDQF Visit: University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

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Sibson Building (main concourse)

University of Kent

Canterbury

CT2 7FS

United Kingdom

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The University of Kent Campus

From a University started in 1965 with some 500 students and 150 staff, the University of Kent has grown today into an institution of over 20,000 students and over 4,000 staff.

Director of Estates, Peter Czarnomski, will commence the day with an overview of how the 1960s campus is being updated to accommodate the University’s plans for future growth and investment. New synergies and efficiencies of collocating departments are being explored and new student destinations being created. At the campus heart the iconic Brutalist Templeman Library is being extended and radically refurbished to accommodate new ways of study and learning.

One of the first of the new developments to be completed is the Sibson Building that successfully brings together the Schools of Business and Maths into a single 8,000m2 interconnected academic hub, with shared learning and teaching at its heart. Set within woodland on the northern edge of the campus, Sibson also creates a vibrant new campus destination.

Paul Verrion, School Manager of Kent Business School, Ian Goodfellow of Penoyre & Prasad and Adam Worrall of Willmott Dixon Construction will provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of bringing the two schools together and of delivering, in a live campus environment, the largest new building since the founding of the University.

After a tour of Sibson and lunch, we will visit:

  • Colyer-Fergusson Music Building – new concert hall and rehearsal space (Tim Ronalds Architects)
  • Wigoder Law Building – new law clinic (Hawkins\Brown)
  • Templeman Library – extension and refurbishment (Penoyre & Prasad)

The day will conclude with an HEDQF Members meeting, 4-5pm.

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Willmott Dixon Construction

IMAGE CREDIT: Quintin Lake

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Sibson Building (main concourse)

University of Kent

Canterbury

CT2 7FS

United Kingdom

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