Plans submitted by DPP’s Leeds office, for a new £40m investment for Leeds University Business School, with a net construction cost circa £19m, have been approved (subject to the signing of a legal agreement) following a unanimous vote from Leeds City Plans Panel.
The new teaching block, on Lyddon Terrace/Cloberry Street, forms phase three of the Business School’s expansion plans, and include technology-rich, flexible teaching spaces, lecture theatres, a new Trading Room and Behavioural Laboratories to provide more flexible and innovative ways of teaching.
Working alongside architects DLA, DPP prepared and managed the application for the new building, which sits adjacent to a row of listed terraced properties within a conservation area. Work is expected to begin on site next year, and completion is anticipated to be Autumn 2021.
Speaking about the scheme, Len Wilson, Deputy Director of Development at the University of Leeds said;
This important project for the UofL is sited in a sensitive conservation area and involved many consultations with a plethora of interested community groups; DPP Planning provided invaluable professional support in achieving planning permission and worked tirelessly in co-ordinating the team to conclude the timely success.
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