The Colyer-Fergusson Building

University of Kent
Canterbury

The new Colyer-Fergusson Building provides a concert hall and teaching spaces for the University of Kent's thriving music programme.

Daniel Rowland, leader of the Brodsky Quartet, who gave the inaugural concert, wrote afterwards:

"I just want to tell you what a stunning, world class hall it is! I haven't enjoyed playing anywhere as much for a long time. The feeling on stage is close to perfect, with that beautiful warm wood all around and the dimensions are just right: spacious but still intimate. The acoustics are just fantastic: one can hear a pin drop and comfortably explore the extremes of dynamics. The University of Kent should be very proud of this hall, and I for one can't wait to be back!"

RIBA Regional Award for Architecture
RIBA National Award for Architecture
The Wood Awards: Winner, Commercial & Public Access
Stirling Prize mid-list