UTC Leeds EFA/ BAM Construction
The University Technical College Leeds scheme converted a Grade II listed Victorian metal pressing factory in the manufacturing heart of Leeds to create a new education facility proving state-of-the-art engineering training for pupils from aged 14 - 18. The vision was to create an inspirational space that would celebrate the heritage of the building whilst accommodating the brief through innovative design.
The interior is designed to emulate the live working environment of an advanced manufacturing facility – aiding the transition from education to employment. The ‘historic/contemporary’ aesthetic is reflected in the interior treatment. Revealing its working parts allows the building itself to act as a learning aid, illustrating all the complexities of a modern building.