Monday, May 29, 2023

Work underway for Leeds Beckett University multi-million refurbishment of Leeds Law School

Leeds Law School at Leeds Beckett University is moving to an improved location in Queen Square, Leeds City Centre, to expand their facilities and further strengthen the School’s position as a leading educator of future legal professionals.

Leeds Beckett University is working with Tilbury Douglas to deliver this multi-million project for Leeds Law School. The construction costs are expected to reach £3 million.

Specialist teaching spaces such as the Harvard-style lecture theatre, courtroom and immersive learning suite will give students the opportunity to develop critical thinking, advocacy skills and a deeper level of legal knowledge. Dedicated quiet spaces and access to vast online resources will allow post-graduate students and colleagues to excel in their delivery of ground-breaking legal research.

Professor Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School, said: “The Law School has grown considerably in recent years, and we’ve now reached a level where we want to give our students and staff a real sense of place, and for them to have somewhere amazing they can call home. This huge investment means we will have one of the most modern law school buildings in the country, which fills me with great pride.

“I’m incredibly excited to open the doors to our new Law School in time for us to celebrate the school’s centenary. We’ve been teaching law at Leeds Law School since 1924 and settling into such modern, state-of-the-art facilities by 2024 gives us a sense of great achievement and opportunity for our students and staff.”

The new Law School building will reflect the growing partnerships of the university with the region and further strengthen Leeds’ position as the legal capital of the North. Leeds Beckett University places huge importance on its role as an Anchor institution in Leeds and the wider region, maximising the benefit its presence delivers to local communities.

Leeds Law School is a key educator of legal professionals in the Leeds and West Yorkshire region and works extensively with law firms and other businesses to support students with work placements and employers to hire talented graduates that will energise their team and support the local community.

Work on the school’s refurbishment is expected to start in September 2022 and be finalised a year later, just in time for the start of the academic year 2023-2024. Once complete, Queen Square House will provide the Law School with a strong identity and sense of community, allowing students to thrive in an environment which has been specifically designed to support their needs so they can achieve their full potential.

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