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.
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.
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.
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.
A £35M investment will be made to create this ambitious new building. With enabling works well underway, and start of construction expected later this year, we anticipate full completion of the project in autumn 2021. The proposals are for the construction of a new multi-storey teaching facility on Cloberry Street, shared by LUBS, the School of Law and Central Teaching Space. It is proposed that prominent features of the building will include a new Trading Room, flexible teaching areas and Behavioural Laboratories to provide more flexible and innovative ways of teaching.
Enabling work and trial pits to locate existing site services are now complete.
There will be planned road closures to Cromer Terrace and Cloberry Street from April.
Main contractor works are anticipated to commence in November 2019.
https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/LUBSCloberryStreet_GroundBreaking_845x321.jpg321845Vickie Heskethhttps://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/uni-logo-white.pngVickie Hesketh2019-11-27 16:19:292019-12-19 12:04:56Work begins on new teaching facility
https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/uni-logo-white.png00Vickie Heskethhttps://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/uni-logo-white.pngVickie Hesketh2019-11-01 14:03:152019-11-15 11:15:03LUBS Purple Zone Building – vehicle and pedestrian route changes: 18 October 2019 – 4 May 2021
https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/LUBSExpansion_Newlyn_845x321.jpg321845Matt Hamnetthttps://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/uni-logo-white.pngMatt Hamnett2019-06-11 07:23:542019-07-15 09:29:57Second Phase of the LUBS expansion is complete
https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Clobbery_845x321.jpg321845Matt Hamnetthttps://estates.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/uni-logo-white.pngMatt Hamnett2019-01-21 10:51:092019-07-15 13:37:34First look at the new LUBS building on Cloberry Street
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