The facility can accommodate 340 students. Credit: via Influential

Morgan Sindall completes Leeds redevelopment

The contractor has finished work on the conversion of the former Leeds Building Society headquarters into a specialist mathematics school on behalf of the Department for Education

The new Leeds Mathematics School (LMaS) provides a specialist post-16, A level curriculum, with an emphasis on maths and mathematical sciences.

LBS vacated the Headrow site in 2022, after more than 80 years.

Within the school, Morgan Sindall has created facilities including: classrooms, laboratories, a double-height lecture theatre, dining and social facilities, fitness suite and offices.

LMaS is a partnership between The GORSE Academies Trust and the University of Leeds. The new home of LMaS is now officially open, serving up to 240 students.

During the build programme, Morgan Sindall worked with local education providers including local primary and secondary schools, Leeds College of Building and Leeds Beckett University by providing site visits.

Peter Roberts, project manager for the DfE, said: “The completion concludes over three years of hard work in the planning and delivery of this project. It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with the GORSE Academies Trust and Morgan Sindall on the provision of such a high-quality teaching space in Leeds City Centre.”

Dan Marsh, project manager, Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “It’s been a privilege for our team to transform this significant Leeds building into a state-of-the-art educational facility that will allow young people across Leeds to fulfil their potential. We hope that students and staff alike will take full advantage of these brilliant new facilities.”

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