Broadcasting Tower, Leeds facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBroadcasting Tower
|Type||Student Accommodation in Leeds|
|Location||Woodhouse Lane, Leeds|
|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 section consisting of student flats, and is close to the main campus of The University of Leeds and other academic institutions. 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.
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.
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.
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