23 Feb 2016

Laidlaw Library is Shortlisted

We are pleased to announce that the Laidlaw Library at the University of Leeds has been shortlisted for a RICS (Yorkshire and Humber) Award in the Design Through Innovation category.

BIM was utilised throughout the design and delivery of the building, allowing ADP and the specialist cladding contractor to work collaboratively and deliver a clash free solution that was entirely prefabricated and installed on site to exacting tolerances.

The new library provides a diverse range of learning areas, organised in an ascending order from public social group spaces at ground level to individual silent study on the top floor. Our design consists of three standardised floor plates around a triangular fulcrum space. Throughout the building there are views out to the landscape beyond, bringing in natural light, which, within such a deep plan building, represents one of its greatest successes. A refined palette of Portland stone and aluminium fins complements the library’s historic surroundings.

ADP director, Joe Morgan, commented “The Laidlaw library is the result of a holistic design approach that has created an energy efficient building that successfully responds to its context and the wellbeing of the end user.”

The regional winners will be announced on the 13th May.

ADP’s refurbishment of The National Centre for Children’s Books, Seven Stories, has also been shortlisted for a regional RICS Award, in the Tourism and Leisure category.