04 Jul 2013

Take a Look Inside Proposed Library

For a preview of how the new University of Leeds library will look, a fly-through is now available.

The new library is the first city-fronting building the university has commissioned for over 30 years. It is positioned in a particularly important and sensitive location; within a Conservation Area and surrounded by listed buildings. It has therefore been designed to blend sympathetically with the setting but also stand out in its own right. Internal spaces flow out onto external areas with seating provided for people to congregate. The relationship with the public realm is further enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glazing giving views out to the surrounding listed buildings.

The £28m landmark building is due to open at the beginning of 2015, with work starting on site at the end of August.

Dennis Hopper, the Director of Facilities Management at the University of Leeds has said: ‘The end result will be stunning and a visible sign of our commitment to invest in the student experience.

To view the video, click on the video tab above or the Vimeo link opposite.

Fly-through and images from Arc Media.