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Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University by ADP

[IMAGES + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] New £30m library at Canterbury Christ Church University open for the beginning of the academic year

Dr Keith Gwilym, pro-vice chancellor of learning and quality, said: ‘It was a magical moment on Monday when the front doors were opened and we watched the students flooding in.’

The practice says Augustine House is: ’set to become a new benchmark in the design and provision of library and student support services in the Higher Education sector.’

‘It’s a seamless, airy blend of technology, sustainability, contemporary learning and tradition: where a student can utilise the latest in digital learning; or take a quieter moment to study with a good old-fashioned book in a comfy chair, making the most of the stunning views over historic Canterbury.

‘The integrated interface, providing both learning and support, will make it a key part of university life – whether a student is preparing for exams, or needs pastoral guidance, Augustine House will be a single point of vital contact.’

Project data

Architects: ADP
Location: Canterbury
Type Of Project: Library and student support services for Higher Education
Structural Engineers: Atkins
Project Architect: ADP
Design Team: Roger FitzGerald, Liz Jarrett, Yat Ng, Silje Aukland, Rika Hemachandra, Lucy Rimmer
Client: Canterbury Christ Church University
Funding: Privately funded by the University
Tender date: December 2007
Start on site date: March 2008
Contract duration: 18 months
Gross internal floor area: 12,500m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: OCT 2005 Standard Building Contract with Quantities
Total cost:  £23.5m
M&E consultant:  Mott MacDonald
Quantity surveyor: Faithful and Gould
Planning supervisor: Valad
Lighting consultant: See ‘Selected subcontractors and suppliers’~
Main contractor: Wates Construction
Selected subcontractors and suppliers
Interior Designer: ADP
Internal Lighting: Fagerhult
Café accent lighting: Delta Lighting
External Lighting: Bega and iGuizzini
Lighting Control: Ex-Or
Curtain Walling: Colorminium/Schuco
Reconstituted Stone Claddind: Decomo
Aluminium Ranscreen Panels: Thompsons / CGL
Internal Glazed Partitions: Planet Partitions / Avanti
Annual CO2 emissions: 26kg CO2/m² per annum

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