Our building for May, as interpreted by HEDQF ‘Artist in Residence’ Bill Hunt, is Brunel Lecture Theatre Block, Brunel University.
Architect: Richard Sheppard, Robson and Partners (now Sheppard Robson) / Stillman & Eastwick-Field
Listed Grade II
About: The Brunel University campus underwent a major expansion in the 1960’s, with a number of new buildings completed as part of a masterplan by Richard Sheppard.
The lecture theatres were designed by John Heywood of Richard Sheppard, Robson and Partners, with a structure built from reinforced concrete.
Interesting fact: Brunel was one of the fastest growing and most prestigious technical colleges of the post-war period and a flagship of the newly created Robbins universities; the lecture theatre block achieved early notoriety as a location in the film A Clockwork Orange!