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Leeds Technology Campus Redevelopment

Leeds Technology Campus Redevelopment

Client: McAleer & Rushe
Project: Leeds Technology Campus Redevelopment
Project Value: £4.8m
Project Scope: Mechanical and Electrical Services
Project Manager: Chris Tolley


The project sees the redevelopment of the former Technology Campus of Leeds University, located in the heart of the city’s university area in Woodhouse into Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA).

The project will see the construction of a high quality student accommodation development comprising 514 units in a mixture of studios and cluster apartments, and commercial units on the Ground Floor. There will also be a shared Gym, Cycle Storage and Student Amenity spaces within the lower ground & ground floor Levels.

Our work

The site is on a constricted plot, that sits within the triangular space bounded by Cookridge St, Vernon St and Woodhouse Lane as well as adjacent conservation areas.

There is a new build 19-storey tower with a common roof spaces for residents on floor seven. It’s built on a part existing basement structure, where much of the boiler plant will be housed in a new purpose built boiler room.

The façade has been designed using pre-cast reconstituted stone and will incorporate PV panels on the roof as part of its renewable energy strategy.

On the mechanical side our work will include all heating and hot water, drainage (foul and rainwater), incoming water supply, air conditioning, domestic water services, ventilation, BMS system, domestic services water treatment plant and dry riser installation.

In addition, the team will be plumbing in all of the pod style bathrooms that have been chosen for the project.

On the electrical side, it’s everything you’d expect from a full electrical installation. This includes initial temporary supply to power the cranes and light the site for working. In addition, we’ll be delivering all of the CCTV, wifi and data provision, fire protection, internal and external lighting and power provision throughout.

Project Management

With the site being close to from one of our other current Leeds project – the GMI Carlton Hill, Leeds – 600 bed PBSA scheme, project management will be less challenging, despite the scale of the two projects.

Speaking about the work, Chris Tolley Said “it’s being built to an excellent spec and our job is to deliver that with some great finishing. As with all of these projects, the timescale is quite tight but we’re comfortable with it, have a great team on the project and looking forward to seeing it completed.”

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