A £29.3 million contract for the construction of a new teaching and research building for Leeds Beckett University has been won by Galliford Try. The facility will see a new home created for the Carnegie School of Sport on the University’s Headingley campus.
“This £45 million world-class facility will underline our global reputation for delivering high-impact sports teaching and research. It is part of a wider £200 million programme of investment across our campuses which will further increase the positive contribution we make to our city region and beyond,” explained Professor Peter Slee, Vice-chancellor of Leeds Beckett University.
The new building will feature dedicated research laboratories, hypoxic laboratory, health and wellbeing studio, an indoor rooftop sprint track for performance training and analysis, a roof walking track and terrace, enhanced strength and conditioning space and changing and recovery facilities.
In addition, there will also be networking spaces for students, staff and visitors, a café, informal teaching space and learning support that will foster interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.
“We are delighted to be working with Leeds Beckett on such a prestigious project. We have a proven track record in providing high-quality buildings for higher education and we look forward to working with the University to ensure that their students and staff have the world-class sports science facilities they demand,” said Cliff Wheatley, Managing Director for Galliford Try North East and Yorkshire.