Wood Award, Commercial & Public Access

Colyer Fergusson Music Building, University of Kent, Canterbury | Tim Ronalds Architects

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!"

Source: Tim Ronalds Architects