LUBS and School of Law Expansion – Esther Simpson Building

  • Work begins: November 2019
  • Work due to be completed: Autumn 2021
  • Cost: Part of a three-phased multi-million pound investment

Brief: Phase three of a multi-million pound project to develop new Leeds University Business School and School of Law buildings. These will provide technology-rich, flexible teaching spaces, lecture theatres and trading rooms, further advancing the delivery of world-class teaching solutions.

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Watch the development of the Esther Simpson Building project. We will be updating this time lapse every month so you can see the latest progress.

Progress below:

  • Basement walls formed.
  • Steel frame completed.
  • Precast façade completed, with exception of hoist panel at North Elevation.
  • Curtain wall completed.
  • Roof completed.
  • Below ground drainage almost completed.
  • Internal partitions completed.
  • First fix MEP completed.
  • Second fix MEP well progressed.
  • Raised Access Floors almost complete.
  • Lift installation almost complete.
  • Externals well progressed.
  • Final finishes commenced on level 3 and 2.


85 people on site

35 deliveries to site

Our contractor, BAM, continue to work hard to keep disruption and noise to a minimum. Thank you to our students, staff and members of the public for their continued patience as work takes place.

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