Sir William Henry Bragg Atrium

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9TH December 2021

First impressions of The Sir William Henry Bragg Building

Joe Morgan

9TH December 2021


Higher Education

Landscape Design

At the end of September the Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds opened its doors to students, staff and visitors. We went back to visit the building and to speak to some of the people who will be using the building day-to-day. The video can be viewed below.

The centre brings the School of Physics and School of Computing into a carefully programmed, 16,000m2 research environment with world-class laboratories and digitally rich teaching spaces.

At the heart of the centre we designed a light filled central atrium to provide social breakout and collaboration space for academics, students and professionals.

The University’s Grade II listed Old Mining Building forms an integral part of the centre, and its Portland stone façade has been retained and refurbished, creating an impressive new frontage.

Outside the public realm around the new centre has been landscaped to introduce biodiversity to the site and enhance the sense of arrival to the new building, drawing in more people from an even wider range of disciplines to explore the new centre.

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Creative Director
Joe Morgan

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