New project update – University of Leeds, Sir William Henry Bragg Building

Sir William Henry Bragg Building, University of Leeds

A new £96m development, the Sir William Henry Bragg Building, will be constructed to create an integrated campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Leeds for Leeds University Campus Developments, to build on a shared interaction between these disciplines. 

Located on the north east quarter of campus, the new 15,700m² building will enable the integration of the University disciplines of Engineering, Physics and Astronomy and Computing along with the provision of critical central teaching and social interaction spaces. PCE Ltd has been instructed by Main Contractor BAM Construction Ltd to provide the design, manufacture and construction of the five storey structure using well proven HybriDfma approach.


Offsite engineered units

The structure will include:

  • Precast concrete columns
  • Beams
  • Solid and twin walls
  • Steel beams
  • Composite steel beams
  • Stairs and landings
  • Prestressed flooring units.


PCE was selected partly as a result of their success with Project Capella, which PCE designed and constructed for Cambridge University – a building which required specific structural performance requirements for minimising vibration, also required with this project.

Architects are ADP and Arup are the Consulting Structural Engineer and providing building services design. The building is expected to be operational in Summer 2020 and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

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