Cornwallis North East (study 2)
University of Kent at Canterbury


Our second study exploring the redevelopment of the north east corner of the Cornwallis building, for the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, proposes a simpler form and offers slightly less new accommodation, but again sets out to create a stronger end for existing building giving the school a greater physical presence as befitting its location at the corner of one of the main routes through and around campus.

The entrance doors are brought forward expanding the reception area and the roof of the flexible teaching space is remodelled to create an more dramatic and better lit space with a new meeting room at first floor level above, which opens out onto a south facing terrace. Other additional accommodation includes two large offices at first floor level, one overlooking the entrance and the other to the east side of the staircase and lift.

The flexible teaching 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




72m² nett addition