The University of Leeds required a new Faculty of Engineering building to house high research activity and successful research groups undertaking research in energy. The new building relocated poor, inappropriately located and dispersed laboratories and other areas of the faculty.
Our team proactively led the project as project managers, overseeing the procurement of all consultants and identifying all necessary surveys. The scheme was technically demanding due to the very wide range of uses anticipated for the building. The building needed to function as regular offices with open plan office space for academic staff and post-graduate researchers, as well as accommodating highly specialised laboratories capable of testing combustion processes and housing specialised equipment.
The building acts as a showcase for energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. The overall objective to raise the national and international profile of energy research at the University has been a success. The project also included the demolition of the existing School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering pilot plant laboratory.