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Willmott Dixon lands £20m campus job

24 Aug 15 Willmott Dixon has won a £20m deal to construct a showcase sustainable building for Kingston University in southwest London.

Kingston University's new Town House building
Kingston University's new Town House building

The University is replacing the existing Town House building on its Penrhyn Road campus with a new £55m building, which at 11,500m2 will be “the largest, most prestigious and most sustainable building that Kingston University has built to date”, the university says.

The building will house a library, dance studios and a 300-seat auditorium. Ground level will accommodate a cafe and the main campus reception and information desk.

In January 2014, Grafton Architects was commissioned through a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition to design the scheme. Willmott Dixon has now won the £20m main construction contract.

Work is expected to start on site in spring 2016 and complete by the end of 2018.

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