Step into the future of construction at Kingston University’s Town House.

Town House will be the first building to be opened in the UK designed by RIBA award winning and Stirling Prize nominated Grafton Architects. Willmott Dixon were appointed to deliver this exciting project in 2016 and since work began in April 2017, the building has very rapidly taken shape thanks to its innovative construction method.

Imagine a very big 3D jigsaw. The entire concrete frame has been manufactured offsite and has been assembled piece-by-piece by two 35 metre tall tower cranes, to create a new building that will transform the learning experience for students and bring together the University and the local community.

Delivering a new landmark building in Kingston, Town House will include a Learning Resources Centre, specialist learning spaces, a covered courtyard, cafés, events spaces and new landscaped areas. It forms a key part the University’s Estate Vision implementation programme being undertaken over the next 10 years.

We will kick-start your visit with a brief site induction and presentation before kitting you out in protective clothing and taking you onto site.

The main structure of Town House is now complete. M&E (Mechanical and Electrical) works are ongoing internally and the team are in the process of making the building weathertight, so there will be lots happening when you come to visit. Your tour will be around the ground floor of the building and this will give you the opportunity to see some of the fantastic teaching and communal spaces being constructed.

Along the way we will show you some of the interesting features which make this project so special.

In addition to the tour, we will have a few our Management Trainees on hand to give you an insight into our great Trainee programme and the exciting diverse roles within construction. Ever thought about a career in construction? Let us know!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Address Willmott Dixon Site Office
Kingston University
Penryhn Road
Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by March 20, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes
Minimum age 6

Josie Piercy

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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