Client: Canterbury City Council
and Kent County Council
Designed by John Miller + Partners with Sidell Gibson, the development plan provides new gallery and library spaces with a new fully accessible entrance off an adjacent side street, Best lane. The dramatic top lit spaces that lead sequentially from this entrance terminate in a new hall. This engages the existing axial approach from the High Street. At this important focal point a glass fronted lift shaft acts as a pin locking the old building with the new, an arrangement that brings coherence to the scheme.