O'Donnell & Tuomey have won the competition to design the new student hub for the University of Leeds
They fought off strong competition from Cullinan Studio, Evans Vettori, Nicholas Hare Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects.
The new student hub will be a focal point for the university’s Western Campus, and will accommodate spaces for teaching and learning, collaborative and interdisciplinary working, educational outreach activities for diverse groups, student entrepreneurship, personal development and challenge.
Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean of the Leeds University Business School, said:
“The university provides an outstanding educational experience for all of our students, and the student hub will enhance this by bringing together support for student enterprise, innovation skills development and careers in one exceptional space.
“The creation of innovative and sustainable educational space will also give the Business School and the School of Law the room that we need to grow. The appointment of an award-winning architectural practice signifies our intent to develop an outstanding building and I look forward to working closely with O’Donnell &Tuomey to develop our vision.”