The Great Hall, James Graham Building – Leeds Beckett University

The Great Hall, James Graham Building – Leeds Beckett University

Leeds

Bowman Riley Architects successfully designed and delivered a £1.3 million refurbishment of The Great Hall within the landmark James Graham Building as part of the wider refurbishment of the Headingley Campus.

Built in 1912 as a purpose built training college, the Grade II James Graham Building is a large three storey redbrick building designed in the renaissance style presiding over three acres of parkland.

Bowman Riley designed the restoration of The Great Hall from the campus library back to its original purpose as a large flexible space.

The project entailed the removal and subsequent relocation of the campus library. The new library facility was designed to a smaller footprint with greatly improved functionality.

The restored Great Hall now seats 200 people for formal dinners and accommodates 350 for receptions and exhibitions. Our designs retained and restored the period features including the wood-paneling and grand windows whilst introducing state-of-the-art AV technologies.

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