Master plan consultation

Our design principles


Our design principles


Our ideas are based on carefully considered design principles which we believe will enable us to deliver our vision for the campus.

  • Make more effective and intensive use of the heart of the campus
  • Create ‘places’ of quality and variety in the spaces between buildings
  • Create an environment that is easier to find your way around
  • Define a hierarchy of streets, spaces and places
  • Create a diversity of green landscapes of value and character
  • Prioritise the needs of the pedestrian across all public spaces
  • Strengthen physical and intellectual links between the University and the city
  • Safeguard existing views of historic Canterbury
  • Reveal the historical narrative of the campus linking together its past, present and future
  • Deliver the best garden campus in the UK

About this consultation

This is a summary taken from our concept master plan.

This consultation was only the first of three stages leading to the finished master plan.


Master plan consultation, Corporate Communications

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 1227 764000

Last Updated: 03/12/2019