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Kingston University Reaches Town House Milestone

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More than 100 stakeholders have gathered to mark one year to go before Kingston University opens its landmark Town House building.

Due to be completed in 2019, the project has been designed by RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize-nominated, Grafton Architects. The building will act as a focal point for Kingston University helping to transform the learning experience for students.

Commenting on the build, University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier said: "Town House will have a state-of-the-art-library but also, more unusually, performance spaces and cafes which we hope will be attractive for local residents."

More than 500 students have visited the site since work begun, whilst close to 900 have been part of the construction work.

Leader of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Liz Green said it was clear that everyone at the University was working hard with the council, businesses and residents.

Meanwhile, Whaqar Hussain a student officer from the Union of Kingston Students added: "It's great that as a Union we get to work with students to help turn what will be an amazing building in to an incredible asset both for the University and for the royal borough."