Leeds College of Building opens new �17 million facility

The 8000 m2 building has achieved a BREEAM �Excellent� standard. Leeds College of Building provides a wide range of apprenticeship, including plumbing and electrical services. There are higher-level apprenticeships in construction and built environment (sustainability) and facilities management.

The project was managed by AECOM, whose Robert Hardy says, �This stunning new building will play an important role in the future of the UK�s construction sector, and it sets a benchmark for other education providers in the industry to aspire to. The region�s thriving construction industry will greatly benefit from having this superb facility on the doorstep.�

Mike Harris from architectural practice Fuse Studios, which designed the building, says, �This building is designed to inspire the future talent of the construction industry. Over half the floor space consists of state-of-the-art specialist workshops.

�There is an impressive atrium entrance piazza, a stunning library area and a fantastic range of classrooms. All this creates a superb leering environment in a highly sustainable building that successfully prioritises all the modern building values of the 21st century.�