19TH May 2022
We’re excited to announce that our landmark University of Leeds project has won the Heritage Project category for Yorkshire & Humber in the RICS UK Awards 2022!
The RICS Awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments and commend outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies. RICS themselves strive to effect positive change in the built and natural environments and they promote and enforce the highest professional standards.
Comprising a Grade II* listed Old Mining Building, the Sir William Henry Bragg Building is a major milestone within the wider campus masterplan- also by ADP- which is set to establish Leeds as one of the UK’s top ten research universities. A heritage assessment was carried out to ensure our designs made the best use of the historical site and repaired any existing damage. We retained and refurbished the Portland stone, creating an impressive new frontage.
Environmentally, the listed building is integrated into the overall project, with upgrades to the glazing, new rooftop extension ensuring enhanced airtightness and thermal performance.
The new centre is designed to support cutting edge research in areas including robotics and AI, through exemplary facilities, as well as enhance the student experience and opportunities for collaboration.
As for what’s next for the Bragg Building, all regional winners of the RICS UK Awards will go on to compete at the National Grand Final in London on 21st October.
“This project highlighted a strong collaborative approach to a challenging stakeholder environment. It was achieved by embracing the existing features of the building and complementing it with sustainable technologies & features throughout. The outcome was a BREEAM rated Excellent world class teaching facility.”Judge’s comments, RICS UK Awards 2022
News | 9th December 2019
The construction of the new £96m Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds celebrated a milestone last week, as the building reached its tallest point.
Insights | 9th December 2021
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.
News | 7th August 2020
Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, works have been continuing at reduced capacity on the University of Leeds’ flagship project, the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. The contractor, BAM, has implemented a number of safe working procedures in line with the government’s advice on social distancing.