A consortium led by architect Austin Smith:Lord has beaten five other shortlisted teams to design the Ashford Discovery Centre in Kent. The £10m building celebrates the importance of Ashford International Station to the town centre. The building, which is bounded by a ring road and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, will house Kent council libraries, adult education services, social services, and a performance space that doubles as a lecture theatre. The team includes engineers Arup and Roger Preston & Partners.