Faculty of Biological Sciences Modular Building and Refurbishment

  • Work begins: October 2017
  • Work due to be completed: Autumn 2020
  • Cost: £35.6m (£4.6m construction of modular build and £31m refurbishment of existing teaching spaces)
  • Contractor: Modular – Extraspace, Refurbishment – TBC

Brief: The University of Leeds Faculty of Biological Sciences occupies five buildings on the University’s main campus and requires additional space to meet demand for growth in staff and student numbers. The £4.6m construction of a new two-storey modular teaching building to the east of the Irene Manton building is part of the plan to provide this space, along with refurbishing approximately 8,500sq.m. of space within the existing buildings to a higher spatial efficiency than that achieved presently.

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This investment will create a new, flexible model for open laboratory and office environments in line with contemporary best practice. In recent years, the demand for good quality research space for existing staff and new recruits has significantly increased. This refurbishment and new-build investment will ensure the Faculty of Biological Sciences can continue to drive forward and grow research income.

Project key stages:

Construction of modular teaching building:

  • Completion of construction – Autumn 2018
  • Opening of building for of teaching – Spring term 2019

Building refurbishment of Garstang and Astbury:

  • Work begins – Early 2019
  • Completion – Winter 2020


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