New Refectory, UEA

East Anglia

Refectory Refurbishment, Norwich
Completion Date
University of East Anglia
Architectural Practice
Project Director
Charlie Kelly

As part of the University of East Anglia term consultancy, we were asked to revitalise a relatively well used but ageing refectory building within the heart of the Denis Lasden designed masterplan. The design solution, working within a very tight budget, was to create a new two storey glazed atria space, giving the building a more spacious feel internally and simplifying circulation, whilst creating a minimal interior touch to the main public dining spaces. The completed building was nominated for a regional RIBA design award, both on its own merits and also its insertion into its unique environment.