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The Liberty Building, University of Leeds

The Liberty Building sits within the grounds of a Grade II listed building within the Woodhouse Moorlands Conservation Area. This building was designed to allow the school of law to relocate from a number of large listed Victorian blocks into a single accommodation that would meet the specific needs of the school in delivering an excellent learning and teaching environment.

Energy efficiency was central to the design of this three storey reinforced concrete building, with a natural ventilation strategy incorporating ventilation stacks at the heart of the building, allowing fresh air to be brought into all the offices. The high level of detailing and construction was tested to achieve an air tightness of 3.3m3/hm2, and EPC rating of B with a score of 27 and Building Emission Rate 9.82kgCO2/m2.

5,500m² of floor space and basement car parking was delivered for a total project cost of £9.6m.