Corde partner, ADP, was commissioned to conduct a review of the faculty of engineering and two schools within the faculty of mathematics and physical sciences, namely physics and chemistry at the University of Leeds. This review resulted in the development of a new facility titled the Integrated Centre for Engineering and Physical Science (ICEPS).
The new facility will provide a gateway to the university campus by redeveloping the Grade II* listed old mining building, demolishing the estates building and the central boiler house. The facility has been designed to create a model for new workplaces that will lead to improving utilisation, encouraging sharing and interdisciplinary working. The design will deliver the highest quality facilities for research - including computing, laboratories, clean rooms, low vibration, optics, radiation, electronics, microscopy, low-temperature, NMR, bio-nano and biochemistry research areas.
The new development sits within a conservation area and is adjacent to the Grade II* listed chemistry building and nearby St George's Field. The new development forms part of the masterplan developed by ADP.