The new £40m innovation centre, which is set to open in autumn 2018, will provide a place where businesses and other external organisations looking to innovate, be more productive and grow can access the University’s capabilities and talent.
The building has been designed to create innovation and collaborative thinking. The centre will provide flexible office, laboratory, seminar and lecture theatre space. The ground floor boasts a central atrium area for exhibitions and a cafe, a large lecture theatre and a number of flexible seminar suites for conference facilities. Open plan offices / incubation space are located on the upper levels along with the Laboratory areas.
Situated on the south eastern edge of the University campus the centre, which will act as a marker for the new entrance to the University, looks to boost growth across the Leeds City Region. It will be a hub for the growing innovation community in Leeds, creating new jobs and investment.