Designed by the recipient of the prestigious 2020 RIBA Gold Medal Grafton Architects, the flagship building serves as a cultural and educational hub for students, staff and the local community. The six-story high Town House has a floor area of 11,500m².
A matrix of interlocking spaces and uses overlap and weave together physically and visually allowing the occupants to see across the building, encouraging collaboration and facilitate learning as a social process.
Housing the main university library and archives alongside a covered courtyard, the Town House features professional-standard dance studios, a performance theatre, adaptable learning spaces as well as two cafes.
Constructed by the multi-award-winning contractor Willmott Dixon, Harlequin collaborated on the important £50m project installing specialist learning spaces providing flexible rehearsal studios for the university’s dance courses.