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:

  • We have completed forming the basement structure and poured all the higher slabs.  We have only the remaining ground floor slab to install on site under the lecture theatre.
  • Now the Upper Floors have been cast we are able to start installing the main roof for the new building.  Materials will be brought in a lifted up using the site crane to allow the works to progress.
  • We have had built 203 pre-cast panels with windows for the envelope of the building.  Some of these weigh up to 8 tonnes and is the reason we have such a large crane on site.  They will be hoisted into position and bolted to the side of the building.
  • Additional Cabins – we will be installing a new cabin complex to deal with Covid restriction in the Meadows area on the 26th August. Storm Jameson Plantroom – we have now commenced works in the plant room required to feed the new building.

North elevation pre-cast cladding panels being installed at the Esther Simpson Building
South elevation panels installed at the Esther Simpson Building project


45 people on site

50 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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