Broadcasting Tower, Leeds

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Broadcasting Tower
Broadcasting Tower, Leeds, West Yorkshire.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Student Accommodation in Leeds
Location Woodhouse Lane, Leeds
Coordinates 53°48′21″N 1°32′52″W / 53.8058°N 1.5479°W / 53.8058; -1.5479Coordinates: 53°48′21″N 1°32′52″W / 53.8058°N 1.5479°W / 53.8058; -1.5479
Construction started 2008
Completed 2009
Owner Downing
Height
Roof 70 metres (230 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley
Structural engineer Halcrow Group
Website
broadcastingtower.com

Broadcasting Tower is a university building in Broadcasting Place in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, England. Adjacent to other university buildings, it forms part of Leeds Metropolitan University, housing its Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, as well as some student flats, and is close to the main campus of The University of Leeds and other academic institutions.[1] Designed by Stirling Prize-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, the Tower is distinctive, with comfortable and contemporary interiors and stylish decor. It is clad in COR-TEN weathering steel, which has given it the rust-like appearance it is known for.[1]

The owners, Downing, are a British-based property investment and development business specialising in urban environments. They are headquartered in Liverpool and have been providing student accommodation in the UK for over 20 years.

In June 2010, Broadcasting Place was the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building in the World award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leeds Met University tower voted 'world's best'". BBC. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, 2010". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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