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.
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.
Broadcasting Tower has beaten strong competition from some of the world’s most famous architectural schemes, including the Berj Khalifa in Dubai, to pick-up the prestigious title of Best Tall Building in the World from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
As well as a Baptist church the development features 241 student residences that are managed by Downing, and 110,000 sq. ft. of new teaching and office space, occupied by Leeds Metropolitan University.
In May, Broadcasting Place was hailed as ””truly iconic”” when it received an award for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Groundworks, Drainage, Post Tensioned Superstructure
Broadcasting Place was the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building in the World award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
student residencies, all units are solely available for Leeds Beckett University students
cost of the project
metres tall tower, it beat the then newly completed Burj Khalifa (Dubai) skyscraper by winning the the 2010 Best Tall Building in the World award. The latter cost £2.7B and stands at nearly 3,000 feet