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Engineering Building, University of Leicester, Leicester

Description: Engineering Building, University of Leicester

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 188869

OS Grid Reference: SK5942302865
OS Grid Coordinates: 459423, 302865
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6203, -1.1237

Location: Mayors Walk, Leicester LE1 7RH

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 7RH

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Listing Text

SK 50 SE
17/10009 Engineering Building,
University of Leicester
II* (star)

University engineering building. 1961-63. James Stirling and
James Gowan. Red engineering brick, red tile clad surfaces
and patent glazing; concrete frame; flat roofs to towers. Pair
of multi-storey towers, one for offices and one for research,
set above a pair of lecture theatres with raking undersides,
placed upon a brick podium. These are attached to a low
engineering workshop complex, mostly single storeyed but with
a taller section to south-west perimeter which has overhanging
upper storey above recessed gallery. Octagonal chimney rises
from midst of low workshop block. Complex, sculptural
composition; office tower fully glazed, (present glazing not
original); lower research tower with walls mostly of brick,
having narrow horizontal bands of glazing canted outwards to
each storey. Lecture theatres blind with tiled walls.
Engineering workshops with brick walls and roofs fully glazed
in a series of ridges at 45° to perimeter of block; perimeter
finished in a complex rhythm of chamfers, squares and points.

James stirling, 1950-1974, John Jacobus
(Thames and Hudson, 1975)

Listing NGR: SK5942302865

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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