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Engineering Building, University of Leicester

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6203 / 52°37'13"N

Longitude: -1.1237 / 1°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 459423

OS Northings: 302865

OS Grid: SK594028

Mapcode National: GBR FJQ.WK

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.QD3K

Entry Name: Engineering Building, University of Leicester

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188869

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

LEICESTER UNIVERSITY ROAD
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

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