New Carnegie Pavilion – Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley provided CDM Co-ordination on the Carnegie Pavilion in Leeds, a unique dual-use higher education and sports facility that is occupied all year round.

The Pavilion accommodates Leeds Beckett University’s School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, where students benefit from direct exposure to real life sporting events and hospitality. The development incorporates a full-scale teaching kitchen as well as lecture theatres and faculty offices.

Students of digital journalism will also be based in the building, and work hands-on with the high-tech facilities, designed to meet the latest standards for both TV and radio sports broadcasting.

The dual-use 150 seat auditorium, converts into a 100 seat press box for cricket journalists, with uninterrupted views of the cricket action.

The Pavilion has achieved BREEAM Excellent standard whilst complying with ECB cricketing requirements including the south facing glazed wall providing uninterrupted sightlines.

Sustainability was a key theme throughout. Offices and lecture rooms benefit from natural ventilation, supplemented by a VRF system that distributes warmth around the building as required. Air source heat pumps provide hot water and electrical supplies are sub metered on distribution boards to enable a more stringent monitoring of power usage.