Turner & Townsend has been selected as project manager, cost manager and CDM coordinator, for the construction of Kingston University’s landmark £26million New Town House building.
Located on Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, the building will serve as the public face of the University and provide a showcase for learning activities as well as improving access to key student support services.
The building will also boast an enhanced new Learning Resource Centre and innovative project areas together with social, rehearsal and performance spaces including a multi-media auditorium.
Intended to provide improved integrated learning and a destination for cultural activities, the project will also reflect the University’s commitment to sustainability with the team setting challenging BREEAM targets.
An architectural design competition is currently underway with the formal design phase scheduled to commence in 2014. Construction is due to commence in 2015 with completion scheduled for late 2017 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the formation of the University.
Commenting on the appointment Turner & Townsend Director, Gareth Morgan, said:
“As the biggest construction project Kingston University has embarked upon this is a significant appointment for our higher education team.
“Our experience working with universities across the UK will be invaluable as we strive to deliver a high quality building which will be key to Kingston University’s vision for the Penrhyn Road campus.”
The five short-listed teams (in alphabetical order of lead architect) are:
- Bennetts Associates
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Grafton Architects LLP
- Haworth Tompkins
- O’Donnell & Tuomey