Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, University of Essex Building, Project Photos, Design Images

Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre : University of Essex

Colchester Building Development design by Patel Taylor Architects, England, UK

post updated 25 Oct 2020

University of Essex Lecture Theatre

Location: Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex
Date built: 2006
Design: Patel Taylor Architects

Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre University of Essex Building
images from ArcelorMittal

Main building cladding material: Ugibright, by ArcelorMittal

Elliptical drum clad in stainless steel criticsed by The Prince of Wales in Feb 2008 as looking like a “dustbin”.

Approximate building construction cost: £6m

The building was nominated for a Civic Trust Award in 2008.

Ivor Crewe was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2006 New Year Honours.

In July 2008, Crewe succeeded Lord Butler of Brockwell as Master of University College, Oxford. In 2013 Crewe and King published The Blunders of our Governments, a study of major failures of public policy in modern Britain.

Named in his honour this lecture hall at the University of Essex, was completed in 2006.

Patel Taylor Architects

Patel Taylor Architects was founded by Pankaj Patel and Andrew Taylor in 1989. Their architecture office in Angel is home to almost 50 staff from across the world.

Their portfolio features exemplary masterplan, residential and mixed-use developments, alongside education, infrastructure and cultural buildings. The design studio take a special interest in designing new city additions; shaping diverse places that draw on London’s existing grain.

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Patel Taylor

Location: University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, south east England, UK

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