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.
Steelwork has commenced on site and we are currently building the first phase of the works. This starts from the side nearest the Substation working towards Cloberry Street. Within this element is one of the first staircases to be installed also.
Once the first part of the frame is complete we will install nets to protect operatives before they commence installing the metal sheets which will become part of the floor structure
Due to failure in the surface to the temporary nursery drop off bays we have organised for this to be replaced with a fresh layer to ensure longevity for the scheme.
The next stage of structural works will require us to concrete the higher floors along with forming the basement concrete box housing the plantroom.
20 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.
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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