We are proud to announce that Nexus was handed over on 25 January 2019. A huge effort from the team drove this fantastic development for the University of Leeds to completion. AA Projects were proud to act as Project Manager and Principal Designer.
The development provides an ‘iconic gateway’ to the university and will bring together business and academic minds around shared goals to drive innovation.
The 10,000m2 of space, provides incubation and collaboration spaces which foster cross-faculty research, innovation and start-up businesses. Key to this is the creation of a dynamic central space to bring together academics and industry partners, providing an atrium space, lecture theatre and seminar spaces, all of which are served by a public café. A specialist Research and Innovation Support (RIS) team will also be based in the building, providing commercial, legal and knowledge-transfer expertise to grow the university’s already renowned research and start-up sectors.
Modern, flexible office and laboratory spaces provide an exceptional environment for new business start-up and engagement with industry partners. Regular networking and seminars will be at the heart of creating a vibrant community of leading researchers and entrepreneurs.