LEEDS CITY MUSEUM

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum, located in the ‘Cultural Quarter’ area around Millennium Square in the centre of the city, is a central hub for Leeds’ network of museums and cultural attractions. The Museum is part of a larger scheme which includes the new ‘Discovery Centre’, a museum collections building located in the Clarence Dock area of Leeds. The Museum is located in the refurbished Grade II* Listed Leeds Institute, an imposing mid-Victorian building designed by Cuthbert Brodrick.

Under Austin-Smith:Lord, the original building underwent extensive repair, alteration and restoration to accommodate a range of state-of-the-art galleries, a museum shop, a café, conference/education suites and back of house facilities.

Austin-Smith:Lord has proved to be imaginative and sensitive

Martin Gresswell – Project Development Officer, Leeds City Council

LOCATION: LEEDS

CLIENT: LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

VALUE: £27M

COMPLETION: 2007
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, CONSERVATION, LANDSCAPE, INTERIORS
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: LAING O’ROURKE

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH:LORD
STRUCTURES: BURO HAPPOLD
SERVICES: BURO HAPPOLD
COST CONSULTANT: RIDGE