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University of Sussex

Sussex has one of the most beautiful campuses in Britain. Situated in rolling parkland, the campus combines award-winning architecture with expanses of green, open spaces. It is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, yet is just a few minutes away from lively Brighton and Hove. Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the buildings that make up the heart of the campus were given listed building status in 1993. Falmer House is one of only two educational buildings in the UK to be Grade I listed in recognition of its exceptional interest.

Kenyon was employed by project managers Currie and Brown to refurbish one of the main lecture theatres on the campus. Particular attention was given to enhancing the acoustic properties of the space through the use of state of the art acoustic ceiling and wall products.

The old tiered seating was removed and replaced with a modern alternative more appropriate to the needs of a 21st century educational facility. Disability organisations were engaged by Kenyon to advise on the installation of hearing loops for hearing impaired people.

Finishes included a full redecoration of existing surfaces and a complete renewal of carpeted areas.