Willmott Dixon are building the University of Kent’s new £26 million building

Willmott Dixon are building the University of Kent’s new £26 million building

Photo by: The University of Kent

Willmott Dixon have been named as the team behind the University of Kent’s (UKC) new £26 million building.

The 150-year-old Kent-based business are responsible for building the new 8,000 square metre building. The new campus addition will be home to the University’s Business School, and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

An artistic impression of the building can be seen above.

The building, based at UKC’s Canterbury campus, will feature state-of-the-art IT facilities, and a live link to the New York Bloomberg Studio – meaning students will be able to receive live information on the stock market.

The building will hold a vast amount of space and will include classrooms, offices, breakout areas, student workspaces, an atrium and a cafe.

These plans have received widespread approval across both University Schools.

University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Resources, Denise Everitt said: “These plans reflect the growth of two successful schools within the University.

“The new building will provide exciting facilities for both students and staff, helping to ensure that we remain one of the UK’s leading universities.”

Managing director of Willmott Dixon’s Southern Home Counties, Roger Forsdyke, views the campus addition as highly advantageous.

Mr Forsdyke said: “This hub will give each of the departments their own distinct learning area that will attract students and academics keen to develop their knowledge and research using these high-tech facilities.

“Importantly, we’ll be bringing our experience of higher education and working in live environments on major hub projects to ensure we create a centrepiece that will provide an excellent learning environment for many generations to come.”


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