Drapers Yard

  • CEG
  • Leeds
  • £4.5m

A £4.5 million contract for developer CEG as part of the redevelopment of Drapers Yard on Marshall Street Leeds.

CEG transformed the 1950s warehouse building within its overall ‘Temple’ masterplan on the South Bank of Leeds city centre. Global life sciences company Labcorp occupies the building as its new £16 million life science UK centre of excellence for diagnostics and drug development.

The new facility has enabled Labcorp to double in size in Leeds, retaining and creating almost 300 highly skilled scientific and healthcare jobs in the city. It boasts a new façade, roof top amenity space with a green, sedum roof and new landscaping and planting.

Working alongside main contractor, Stainforth Construction, Dudleys consulted on all structural investigation and reconfiguration works to bring the building in line with modern office requirements. This included strengthening the 1950’s concrete frame, introducing new ‘light cores’ to enhance natural daylight and improve energy performance, and strengthening existing feature walls around the building perimeter. Dudleys also consulted on external works leading onto Sweet Street to avoid vibration damage to the historic Temple Works.

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