Projects / Law School, University of Leeds

Law School, University of Leeds

A new state of the art, sustainable School of Law comprising a variety of teaching spaces, both lecture style and seminar rooms; social and café areas; computer suites; student services; a library and a mock moot court.

Image © Martine Hamilton Knight
Image © Martine Hamilton Knight
Image © Martine Hamilton Knight
Image © Martine Hamilton Knight
Image © Martine Hamilton Knight

The Vision

To provide an excellent teaching and learning environment for existing students and to attract further students by unifying and improving the School of Law facilities. To develop a low energy building which is naturally ventilated and includes biomass boilers.

Our Role

We provided project management and move management services. As part of our role we managed the detailed briefing with multiple stakeholders, including the University estates and FM teams, academic stakeholders and representatives of the City Council (including local planning officers).

From this robust brief we were able to develop a clear programme which allowed risk to be mitigated and for construction works to be planned to cause minimal disruption to teaching activities. We also planned and managed the relocation of the School into their new facilities, ensuring a “soft landing” and continuity of the School’s activities.

Key Information

Client:
University of Leeds
Size:
46,000 sq ft
Location:
Leeds
Architect:
Broadway Malyan
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Move Manager :
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Gardiner & Theobald
Structural Engineer:
WSP
M&E Engineer:
WSP

Special Mention

This was a highly sustainable building which focused on passive energy saving design including increased air tightness, improved thermal insulation and solar shading.