Updating the Leeds Building Society's HQ meant looking back in time. Our approach embraced the local culture, allowing our team to craft a renovation to honour the city's heritage.

What does incredible look like? Magnificent? State-of-the-art? Cutting-edge?

Refurbishment Project – Leeds Building Society's HQ

Sweco is working as lead consultant on the relocation of the Leeds Building Society to its new headquarters in Leeds City Centre. We are providing civil and structural engineering services for the project, which will see the society consolidate its three offices into the Grade II listed riverside property. As pat of the relocation, the building will undergo a complex refurbishment into a modern, fit for purpose workplace for the society’s 900 employees.

Acknowledging the client’s need to reduce its carbon footprint, we worked with the project team to assess the entire structure before proceeding with the replacement of the building façade which will improve thermal and lighting performance.

As part of the transformation, the interior of the building will also include a stunning 4 storey atrium space with a range of structural alterations including new link bridges which will enhance people flow around the building in addition to the formation of stunning break out spaces and social meeting points.

The work is due to be completed in early 2021.

Where do we find incredible?

Renovation of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm meant discovering the new, while preserving the old. Together with our client, we explored the possibilities and achieved the exceptional.


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