Broadcasting Place, Leeds

Situated in the heart of Leeds city centre, Broadcasting Place provided a state of the art teaching facilities and an ultra-modern purpose built student accommodation, along with a small Baptist Church.

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The Project

Client – Downing Developments
Value – £8,900,000.00
Contractor – Downing Construction
Consultant – KGA Partnership

Located on Woodhouse Lane, the centre of Leeds bustling student quarter, the project consisted of 2 multi-purpose teaching blocks offering state of the art facilities, accompanied by a stunning 22 storey purpose built student accommodation offering ‘as far as the eye can see’ views over the Leeds landscape. HE Simm undertook the design and build MEP services for the 240 student bed tower and 2nd Academic & Administrative buildings totalling 100,000ft2 for Downing Construction

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Key Features

– 100,000ft2 Space

– Located at the former BBC Leeds on  Woodhouse Lane

– Named ‘Worlds Best Tall Building’ 2010

– Complied with 10% renewable energy  requirement

– Used underground aquifers as Open Loop Borehole systems to provide heating & cooling energy to internal water cooled  heat pump units

– Zero reportable accidents