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Town House, Kingston University, London

Kingston University's Town House is a spectacular project designed by the recipients of the RIBA gold medal, Grafton Architects.

"Imagine a place where reading, dance, performance, lectures, exhibitions, research and learning, happily co-exist, under one roof, and the door is open to everyone. This is the new Town House in Kingston," said the Dublin-based studio.

Inside, over half of Town House's is open plan. The interiors are dominated by precast concrete finishes that draw focus on a statement staircase at its centre.

In a bid to draw visitors in, the ground floor contains the more public and dynamic spaces including a cafe, foyer and flexible performance and assembly spaces, alongside a triple height "covered courtyard".

Meanwhile, the upper levels host the more private areas, including a library and work spaces suited to individual study and collaborative group working.

A number of our products were selected for this project: Five bow, Lightplane Linear, Lightplane 3.5, Lightplane 2.5

Project: Town House, Kingston University Architects: Grafton Architects
Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon Electrical Contractor: DES group M & E Consultants: chapmanbdsp
Lighting: Manufactured by us in the UK
Environmental Certification: BREEAM Excellent Size 9100m2 (10,450m2 including terraces) Date 2019 completed
Location: Kingston-upon-Thames, London
Photography: Ed Reeve