The University of Leeds is committed to delivering one of the UK’s biggest capital investment programmes, with over £300 million already spent on new education, research, residential and leisure facilities. On top of this, the University has devoted a further £80 million into improving its existing assets.
The flagship project in this masterplan is the Integrated Campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences: completed and delivered by BAM in Spring 2021. The striking design of the new building complements the surrounding Grade II Listed buildings, including the art deco Old Mining Building, which dates back to 1932.
In the heart of Leeds, an impressive run of neoclassical buildings stretches along one side of Woodhouse Lane – home to the University’s physical sciences activities including materials and imaging, computing, physics, astronomy and engineering – a seamless blend of historic and modern hi-tech facilities.
The newest building is named after Sir William Henry Bragg (1862-1942): a former professor at the University. Sir William was a physicist, chemist, mathematician and sportsman who scooped the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 with his son Lawrence, for their work on X-ray analysis of crystal structures.