Job files, images and drawings related to project.
The Lawns, Student Halls of Residence, University of Hull (Gillespie, Kidd and Coia)
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- ReferenceGB 1694 GKC/HRHU
- Dates of Creationc 1961-1979
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description51 folders, 51 files and 216 images
- Digital Materials
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gillespie, Kidd & Coia were awarded the contract to construct The Lawns in 1961. Initially the project was to provide housing for 1000 students in a park-like setting several miles from the university campus. The Lawns represented a move towards greater informality and independence in university accommodation, with a self-service restaurant in the centre building and a much larger scale of operation. The most obvious and significant characteristic of The Lawns is its division of the overall population into smaller groups occupying separate buildings, the whole organised about a central lawn and each building containing a smaller courtyard. The scheme presented in 1961 consisted of 8 blocks of 135 students but the project was soon expanded to 12 blocks, giving a total population of over 1600.
The scheme for The Lawns was halted, incomplete, in 1968, after 6 of the 12 proposed blocks had been built and when the reduced centre building was due to open.
The material has been arranged using original Gillespie Kidd and Coia project reference codes. Some of the material in the collection relates to the design & construction of the Centre Building at the University of Hull. Where a separate reference code was given to these files, images, drawings/plans it has been used.
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Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson, GKC Project Archivist
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