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Mayor Visits Kingston's Town House Development

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Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Julie Pickering, has joined members of the community to get a first-hand look at the construction site for Kingston University's Town House building.

The visit came as the University and construction company Willmott Dixon hosted a series of site visits as part of Open Doors Week, which provides members of the public a chance to see behind the scenes at major construction sites across the country.

Due to open in 2019, Town House will provide a new focal point for how the University engages with the local community.

Once complete the public will have access to cafes, a covered courtyard, library and roof terrace.

Commenting on the development of the site, Councillor Julie Pickering said: "Town House really is a true town and gown project and the partnership between the Royal Borough of Kingston, the University and local community is what makes it so special."

Town House will be the first building to be opened in the UK designed by RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize nomination Gratfon Architects.

Work on the site began in April 2017 and once complete will provide a Learning Resources Centre, specialist learning spaces and new landscaped areas.