Project: Leeds University, Business School
Contractors: Actavo, The ALD Group
Architects: DLA Design
Project Timeline: 2018 – 2021
Product: NORclad Canadian Western Red Cedar
A new £40m investment for Leeds University Business School, with a net construction cost circa £19m, were approved. The new teaching block, on Lyddon Terrace/Cloberry Street, forms phase three of the Business School’s expansion plans, and include technology-rich, flexible teaching spaces, lecture theatres, a new Trading Room and Behavioural Laboratories to provide more flexible and innovative ways of teaching.
Work began in August 2018 and completion is anticipated to be Autumn 2021.
Working closely with the architects initially and ALD Group whom we have worked with before with regard to Leeds University schemes – it was decided to leave the cedar to weather, grey/ silver naturally. Size Ex 22 x150 planed PSE was supplied.
The design required a board on board installation, with an interesting diagonal layout, which is receiving much attention.
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