Hawkins\Brown reveals plans for £75m Leeds Beckett Creative Arts Building\

The Architects' Journal reports the unveiling of Hawkins\Brown's designs for Leeds Beckett University Creative Arts Building.

The 14,500m² scheme is set to house 1,850 students studying film, music, performing arts and fashion, who are currently spread across the city. The creative arts building is planned for a site next to the 1933 Grade II*-listed Civic Hall and Sheppard Robson's 2009 Rose Bowl business school.

The development will include a 186-seat theatre, an 84-seat studio theatre, a 216-seat cinema, recording studios, TV studio and film studios, as well as other teaching and breakout spaces.

The scheme is jointly backed by Downing Developments and forms a major part of the University's ongoing £200 million campus development plan, which will be delivered over the next five years.

“The building provides a welcoming creative hub that will encourage new collaborations between courses and enable the university to engage with the wider society to form an innovative cultural dialogue.”

Roger Hawkins Partner

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