Alfred Denny Building

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Alfred Denny Building
Denny Perak.jpg
The Alfred Denny Building, viewed from Western Bank.
General information
Type Education
Location Sheffield, Yorkshire
Completed built in 1960s[1]
Demolished N/A
Height 35 m (115 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 7

The Alfred Denny Building is a 7-storey red brick building in Sheffield, England named after the first Professor of Zoology at the department. It is a part of the University of Sheffield, linked to Firth Court (named after Mark Firth) via the Addison Building, the original site of the Firth College, one of the forerunners of the university, and still its current administrative headquarters, housing the Vice-Chancellor's office. The building itself houses the University's Departments of Biomedical Science and Animal & Plant Science[2] including its associated museum. It also houses the Perak Laboratories, used by students reading degrees from Medicine to Bioengineering, a large and well furnished computer centre, several lecture theatres and the Hillsborough Centre,[3] for disabled and dyslexic students.

Axordia, a University spinout company dealing with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) also works out of the building although their offices are in the Sheffield Bioincubator.[4]


  1. ^ "About the University". University of Sheffield. Archived from the original on 14 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07. Since the Second World War, many older houses have been brought into academic use and major new buildings have been constructed - ... Alfred Denny Building, ... in the 1960s. 
  2. ^ "People and Contacts". Animal and Plant Science. University of Sheffield. Archived from the original on 14 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Location of the Hillisborough Suite". Student Services Information Desk (SSiD). University of Sheffield. Archived from the original on 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  4. ^ Axordia

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Coordinates: 53°22′54″N 1°29′15″W / 53.38165°N 1.487432°W / 53.38165; -1.487432