Redeveloping the Brynmor Jones Library

Our Redevelopment Partners

Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson is an award-winning architecture practice. Our design approach is defined by the exploration of new ideas, processes and technologies, and our commitment to sustainability.

We work on projects around the world from our offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Abu Dhabi. Our expertise spans a broad range of typologies:

Masterplanning - Retail - Residential - Hotels - Technology - Transport & Infrastructure - Arts & Culture - Offices - Interior Design (ID:SR) - Science - Schools - Colleges - Universities - Healthcare.

As architects, masterplanners and interior designers we are committed to finding the right solution for each project in response to the physical and cultural contexts and the aspirations of our clients.

The practice's founding principles of innovation and sustainability continue to shape our work today, reinterpreted and enlivened by the creative talent of our designers.


BAM is behind many of the UK’s most ambitious signature buildings.

It has delivered the most sustainable building in Europe for the Co-Operative group, constructed the first major building for renowned architect Zaha Hadid, and is the chosen construction partner for blue-chip clients such as Rolls-Royce, BP and BAE Systems. It is also one of the biggest public sector contractors and is in particular a leader in the education market and locally it is behind the unique Leeds Arena. Its UK roots date back to 1874. It employs around 2500 people here, and its European parent is behind major projects around the world including the new NATO headquarters and stadia for the World Cup. In 2013 so far BAM has been both top of the UK’s carbon reduction league table and the highest ranked major contractor in the UK’s Best Companies to Work For.
It builds, refurbishes and extends buildings from a network of offices across England, Scotland and Wales. Its strong regional presence allows it to foster trusting and beneficial working partnerships with customers, consultants, suppliers and local communities. It also develops property, designs buildings, and manages the facilities for them.


ARUP was founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.

Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.

This unconventional approach to design springs in part from Arup’s ownership structure. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.


Gleeds is a world class management and construction consultancy with over 125 years' experience in the building and construction industry.

Awarded Construction Consultant of the Year in 2011 (Building Magazine) and finalists once more in 2012; we are proud of our history and heritage. It is our reputation for excellence, professionalism and experience that has allowed us to maintain our independence and deliver our pledge to put clients’ needs first, maintaining local values within the global marketplace.

Our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility play a big part in our success. As well as offering the traditional core services of cost and project management, we have developed strategic advisory services, expanded into new markets such as India and established ourselves as one of the leading consultants in the energy and nuclear sector.

The achievement of the Investors in People Gold award makes me very proud and recognises the hard work that everyone at Gleeds puts into delivering industry-leading construction consultancy all over the world.

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