Cornwallis North East (study 1)
University of Kent at Canterbury


This is our first study exploring the redevelopment of the north east corner of the Cornwallis building providing the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research with much needed additional accommodation and a greater physical presence as befitting its pivotal position to the main routes through and around campus.

The extended volumes attempt to respond positively to the opportunities offered by the forms of the existing building, particularly the pitched roofs. The entrance doors are brought forward expanding the reception area and the roof of the flexible meeting space is remodelled to create an more dramatic space enjoying high levels of daylighting. A new meeting room is incorporated above at first floor level, which opens out onto a sunlit courtyard space. Other additional accommodation includes three large offices.

The flexible meeting space can be divided into two with a movable wall creating an additional teaching space accessed from the suitably enhanced external door and stairs which are extended to make an informal gathering space.



University of Kent




95m² nett addition