Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds


University of Leeds


Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Project Manager:

Eugene Glover




Job Details:

Mechanical & Electrical – Preston Electrical

Principle Contractor – M3

This was a 10 month project for a full refurbishment.

Systems Installed:

High Definition IP CCTV System

Simons Voss Hybrid Access Control locking system

WC Toilet Alarm

Disables Refuge System

The Challenge/Brief:

This Victorian building will receive a £3.9m investment in total.  The remodelling and refurbishment  will modernise the learning environment, to better reflect the Institute’s international status.

The refurbishment work will see an upgrade in fixtures and fittings along with the sensitive restoration of unique original rooms and features which contribute to the great workplace environment. The improved learning environment will enable enhanced interactions between the Institute’s various stakeholders such as students, staff and industry partners. Creating modern open spaces for these interactions will contribute to the Institute’s ambition to further develop as a hub for inter disciplinary learning.

This project will transform the navigation around the building creating new simple accommodation which fits comfortably within the existing terrace buildings. A new lift will also provide better internal access. The new building will be separated from the original with a glazed link which makes a clear distinction between old and new, whilst also creating an interesting circulation route with views over St Georges Field.

The energy efficiency and sustainability of the building will be much improved through new heating and lighting, improved thermal performance of the roof, windows and basement.

Project Manager Quotation:

“This was an enjoyable project ensuring a Victorian building was brought into line with modern technology. We were very happy with the outcome.”