Laidlaw Library highly commended for design and innovation

Last updated on 10 September 2019

The Laidlaw Library has been highly commended for its design and innovation in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The prestigious event took place in Harrogate, where Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspiring and community beneficial schemes battled it out for the top honours.

The Laidlaw Library, which highly impressed the judges, was a worthy runner up to the University of Sheffield’s Diamond Building – crowned the winner of the Design through Innovation Category.

Steve Gilley, director of estates at the University of Leeds commented:

“On behalf of the University of Leeds, it’s an immense pleasure to accept this award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The Laidlaw Library is an iconic building for many reasons, it’s elegantly designed, it is a low energy building that is highly sustainable, it fits within the historic campus surroundings, but most importantly it has proved to be a very popular 21st century learning space for our students.”

ADP director, Joe Morgan, commented:

“The Laidlaw library is the result of a holistic design approach that has created an energy efficient building that successfully responds to its context and the wellbeing of the end user.”

Find out more about the Laidlaw Library project