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Kent University & Kent Union

Kent University & Kent Union

Brief

From concept to creation. Provide full support throughout this £2.9m capital project from understanding what the students want from their new Student Hub through to delivering an amazing building which included a large cafe bar, shop, social spaces, dance studios, letting agency and activity centres, quiet study spaces and extensive external areas.

  • Commercial services review
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Commercial and marketing strategy development
  • Design support throughout RIBA Stage 4
  • Assist Procurement team with tendering the catering equipment
  • Support and advice on all aspects throughout RIBA Stages 5 & 6

Results

 Nina and Co worked closely with Kent Union, the University of Kent and the design team to bring together all the concepts and ideas and collate these into a single brand identity for the building.

Nina was able to bring a vast knowledge of experience and expertise to the design table and this resulted in a building that exceeded all expectations and has become a place that students, staff and visitors are drawn to across the campus.

Nina also worked closely with the team developing a detailed brief and performance specification for all of the equipment in the bar, kitchen and shop and this was extremely challenging, as the budget was very tight. I would not hesitate to recommending Nina and Co and any future projects at the University of Kent.”

Neil Hornsey Senior Building Surveyor & Project Manager, Kent University.

Check out KTV’s video of the new Student Hub here.

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