Dunelm House, Durham


The Students' Union building at Durham University adjacent to Kingsgate Footbridge over the River Wear. Designed by Ove Arup, the angular concrete 'Brutalist' style building is built into the steeply sloping river bank. The building was completed in 1966. Its main staircase, which links the 5 levels of the building, runs in an entirely straight line, with the intention of creating the feeling of an 'interior street'. In 2016 Durham University made a successful application for a Certificate of Immunity from listing (listed buildings having legal protection), with a view to potentially redeveloping the site.[1]

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Dunelm House Durham

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Durham Dunelm House

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Dunelm House

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Concrete

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Who would go there?

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The Office

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Freshers' Fuel

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Raft race at Dunelm House, 1968

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Under Kingsgate Bridge

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Students Union and Kingsgate footbridge, Durham

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Students' Union, Durham University

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Save Dunelm House from the wrecking ball
- Guardian 12 February 2017, article by Rowan Moore. "Durham’s student union building, once graced by Thelonious Monk, is a brutalist gem in need of renovation, not demolition...."

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Dunelm House / Durham Students' Union
- 9 December 2016 "In April this year, Durham University applied for a Certificate of Immunity (COI) from listing in respect of Dunelm House, which is currently the base for Durham ...

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Kingsgate Bridge, Durham
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Kingsgate Bridge, Durham
- Overview About Kingsgate Bridge Map Street View Footbridge over River Wear was built in 1965. The bridge connects Bow Lane in the centre old of Durham to Dunelm House of Durham ...
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Campaign to save Dunelm House from demolition exceeds fundraising target
- Palatinate, 25th January 2018. "The Save Dunelm House campaign has successfully raised £8,383, exceeding their £7,250 target. 213 supporters donated to the cause over the course of 28 ...

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Dunelm5

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Dunelm9

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Dunelm7

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Dunelm House

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Dunelm House

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Dunelm House

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Dunelm House

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Dunelm House

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Dunelm House & Kingsgate House

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Dunelm House & Kingsgate House

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