Sheppard Robson has designed the ‘Rose Bowl’ – a new business school for the University on a site adjacent bto the Grade II listed Civic Hall and Millennium Square.
The ‘Rose Bowl’ lecture theatre pod sits at the heart of the complex holding one 250-seat, two 140-seat and four 60-seat theatres, and is
clad in triangulated bolt-fixed reflective glass panels. A series of bridges cross a semipublic atrium, day lit by a high level structural glazed roof light, linking the lecture theatres to the four-storey main floor plates
housing offices and ancillary teaching spaces.
The treatment of the elevation and the scale of the new school respond to the architectural rhythm of the hall and are clad in stone, translucent and transparent glass and pressed metal spandrel panels. The proposed development integrates the University with the wider context of its
location and orientates the campus towards Leeds city centre.