Café & Studio, Leeds Arts University

Café & Studio, Leeds Arts University

A 370sqm extension of the existing café/canteen space, over what is currently external space available to the café.

Higher Education - Yorkshire

Project Overview

A new 2-storey extension to the existing building, adjacent to a public highway on a constrained site. The new facility will include an entertainment space, a teaching studio at the first-floor level and a café area at the roof level, next to a new PV array and rooftop garden.

The works also includes refurbishment and alterations to existing internal areas to accommodate additional flexible teaching space, back-of-house office support, formation of a new entrance, redesigned access, infilling of voids and upgrade of MEP services.

We developed appropriate structural solutions to overcome the risks in a cost-effective and elegant manner. The use of MMC reduced the overall construction programme.

Images courtesy of DLA Architects.

Services we provided:

  • Civils & StructuresCivils & Structures

Client:

Leeds Arts University

We worked with:

Architect | DLA Architects
Contractor | RG Carter
MEP | Ramboll

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The Challenge

The extension is in a constrained area that the existing café use for outside space. 

Our Solution

The use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) design solutions allowed for quick construction on site which worked well within the constrained live site, and also provided minimal disturbance to the café which remained in use during the works.

Added Value

Utilising the existing structure was challenging but beneficial to the client providing programme and costs savings.

Café & Studio, Leeds Arts University
Café & Studio, Leeds Arts University
Café & Studio, Leeds Arts University

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