We’ve been digging through our archive of old campus masterplan photos and found a few images that show the campus throughout the years. This month we’re focussing on the Engineering Building.
Then: Engineering Building (circa 1963)
The Engineering Building was completed during the summer of 1963.
The image below shows the main frontage of the of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, with the sculpture designed by the architect for the building, Allan Johnson of Lanchester & Lodge. The sculpture is an abstract representation of Engineering and is made out of fibreglass.
At the time the new Engineering Buildings were seen as the most important addition to the University’s buildings. In the University of Leeds Development Plan Review of 1963, it mentions the positive feedback from staff and students, ‘Staff and Students are delighted with the splendid new laboratories that cover the whole of the available ground space and the concept of a staff/student coffee bar in each of the buildings has proved to be a most successful idea.’
Now: Engineering Building (2016)
Now called the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, a full refurbishment project is underway.
Set to complete in 2017, enhancements will include full refurbishment of levels 3 to 5, refurbished laboratories, new Postgraduate research space, refurbished lecture theatres and a new 24/7 IT Cluster.
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