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
Roof 70 metres (230 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley
Structural engineer Halcrow Group

Broadcasting Tower is a university building in Broadcasting Place in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, England. Adjacent to other university buildings, it forms part of Leeds Beckett University, housing its Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, as well as the main tower bit consisting of 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, Unite, are one of the UK’s largest operators of purpose-built student accommodation. They provide accommodation for over 46,000 students in 133 properties across 28 of the UK’s university cities. From September 2016 the accommodation space within Broadcasting Tower will be solely for Leeds Beckett University students.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Leeds Met University tower voted 'world's best'". BBC. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  3. ^ "CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, 2010". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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