Kingston University


Client: Kingston University
Contractor: Walter Lilly
Value: £ 4 million


As part of a new campus redevelopment this part of the commission involved the restructuring of the existing 2,000 sq m library and the attachment of two new inter–linked wings to provide 4,000 sq m of learning resource facilities. Development restrictions, imposed by outline planning consent, and dictated by the demands of the campus masterplan and the functional requirements of the subject building, resulted in a deep floor plan solution. A flexible, environmentally sensitive, climatic control and glazing system enables a solar controlled employment of maximum natural light and comfortable working conditions.

Head Projects Group were engaged as Approved Inspectors on a two phase project to create a new Learning Resource Centre at Kingston University. Phase 1 consisted of a refurbishment of the existing buildings and the addition of a new atrium roof onto an existing 1st floor structure. Phase 2 included a number of alterations to the existing building, and also included extensions and new ‘link’ buildings.

Sconul Library Design Award 2013 received by Walter Lilly for the construction of the Learning Resource Centre.