ENGINEERING BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074756

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1993

Statutory Address: ENGINEERING BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, UNIVERSITY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: ENGINEERING BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, UNIVERSITY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: City of Leicester (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SK 59423 02865

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 188869

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Jacobus, J, James Stirling 1950-1974, (1975)

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