Client: Leeds Beckett University
Contract Value: £45 million
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Contractor: Galliford Try
M&E Engineer: WSP / CAD 21
Start Date: May 2018
Completion Date: June 2020
Our Services: Civil & Structural Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Infrastructure; Transport Planning
The Carnegie School of Sport teaching and research building has been designed as a base for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes; providing a hub for the elite athletes who use the university’s sports performance expertise.
The new 90,000sqft teaching centre can cater for more than 1,600 students with five lecture theatres and around 40 research and teaching laboratories. Key features of the building also include a covered rooftop 60m sprint track for performance training and analysis, that cantilevers 12m from the building, dedicated research laboratories and a health and wellbeing studio.
The building also houses two world class environmental chambers, which can mimic different altitudes and environments. There are also enhanced strength and conditioning spaces, changing and recovery facilities, a number of networking spaces, a café, informal teaching spaces and learning support areas.
The structural solution provides:
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