It is a learning base for thousands of students from almost 150 countries and territories, and more than 3,200 staff.

Contributing an estimated £520 million annually to the economy, Leeds Beckett University has 4 research institutes and 11 research centres.

Now, Sewell Construction has been appointed to carry out reconfiguration works to the Northern Terrace reception area in a 10-week project to create an open plan environment with new floors, ceilings and counter furniture.

Sean Henderson, Estates Director at Sewell Construction, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Leeds Beckett team once again and supporting their continued investment in their outstanding educational facilities.

“We’re working closely with Illingworth and Gregory (I&G) as the construction business continues to integrate into the Sewell Group family.

“We work on projects of all sizes and this is another example of our work as we continue to grow across the Yorkshire region.”

Paul Mason, Project Manager at Leeds Beckett University, said: “My experience of Sewell to date is really positive and we have a very open and honest relationship, which is very professional.

“We work well together and the job is running smoothly. Everything is done properly. We’re kept up to date with the project through regular newsletters from the construction team, which works well for us.”

Meanwhile, the Sewell Construction team is also about to reconfigure the ground floor and reception area of the university’s Sheila Silver Library in a five week project starting at the end of May.

Sewell Construction previously completed the refurbishment of the library’s first and second floors in two separate projects, which also saw the team going the extra mile to provide a book collection service for students using the space.

Work involved removing the old library and consulting rooms, turning it into an open plan space, building a new library and rooms, as well as IT hubs and suites.

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