Shortlisted practices include O’Donnell + Tuomey and Cullinan Studio


O’Donnell + Tuomey, Reiach and Hall Architects and Cullinan Studio have all been shortlisted to design a new student hub at Leeds university.

The three have been joined don the five-strong shortlist by Matlock practice Evans Vettori Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects.

The hub is earmarked for the university’s western campus and will include teaching and learning spaces.

Organised by RIBA Competitions, the five will present their ideas in the middle of October.

The university has been revamping its estate over the past few years with work taking place at 19 different sites in the city in order to provide an extra 80,000 sq m of space.

Bam is already on site with a £96m deal for the Sir William Henry Bragg building (pictured) designed by ADP while two years ago Galliford Try completed a £38m job to build a new school of chemical and process engineering.