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UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS : SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING

Sectors : Learning

Client : University of Leeds

 

Second to perhaps only the Barbican in London, the collegiate campus at The University of Leeds is one if the finest examples of ‘Brutalist’ architecture and is a landmark in university planning in its scale and breath of purpose by renowned British architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Thirty years on from their creation, the campus buildings of the University were beginning to feel the pressure from the 33,000 students who studied within them.

DLA undertook the full refurbishment of the Social Sciences Building inside and out with a key focus on providing a new identity for the building and its occupants, rationalizing and fully re-planning the internal layout and improving internal comfort.