Uni in hunt for new building contractors

The University of Leeds is on the hunt for a builder to construct a £29m University gateway project.

Associated Architects has drawn up outline designs for an Innovation and Enterprise Centre, which will be built off Woodhouse Lane on a plot in the south east corner of the main campus, once a building firm has been enlisted.

The planned 100,000 sq ft centre will drive innovation in technology-led companies and will help to stimulate new high-tech start-ups by providing access to the University’s research.

The University is also preparing to start tendering for a new £87m science and computing building.

The building, set to be built in the North Eastern Quarter, will house the Bragg Centre for advanced materials and imaging, and create new homes for the schools of computing, physics and astronomy.

Under the present plans, construction is due to begin in Spring 2017, with completion scheduled for 2019.


Jonny Chard

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