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ClientUniversity of Kent
LocationCanterbury, Kent, UK

The Registry Office

A substantial new extension to the Registry together with associated external works and landscaping. The new building relates sympathetically to the existing campus.

An elegant new reception hall provides a focus for new arrivals at the University and links the existing building to the new offices. Energy saving features in the office design create a good working environment with low running costs and minimal production of greenhouse gases.

Large windows protected by solar shading give good natural light. Exposed concrete soffits absorb energy and air is delivered by displacement ventilation through raised floors.

The reception is clad in profiled glass incorporating curtain walling screens in selected areas. The office is clad in facing blockwork with powder coated aluminium windows and cedar solar shading.