Carnegie Teacher Education Building

Completed: May 2018

A new home for our Carnegie School of Education



Work began:

January 2018

Work completed:

May 2018




Sheppard Robson



Work is now complete on the development of a new temporary home for the Carnegie School of Education at our Headingley Campus. The new Carnegie Teacher Education Building will replace and rationalise the teaching space which was lost as a result of the demolition of the Design Technology block in July 2018.

The new two storey teaching facility will be used solely by our teacher training courses and comprises a number of spaces which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings, including: a computer and maths classroom; an art and design workshop; a primary education science laboratory; a model early years classroom and a secure external play area.

All the classrooms have been designed to model both primary and early-years learning environments, which will allow our teaching students to investigate the impact of the environment on learning, teaching and assessment. It will also enable the students to work with children from local schools who will be able to visit for Carnegie School of Education aspiration and project days in a cutting edge, bespoke environment.

We are one of the leading teacher training providers in the country and are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of our excellent provision. The development of this facility will help to ensure that the School continues its prestigious reputation for promoting teaching and learning in schools.

The building has been designed carefully by award-winning architects Sheppard Robson, to complement the historic palette of the surrounding brickwork and the historic nature of the Headingley Campus. The building was delivered by Reds10 over an 11-week period, who built the majority of the building off-site. The entire steel framework and external structure of the building was constructed in their modular factory, before it was then delivered to site in March. Once the building was on site, the external cladding was then fixed and the internal fit out was carried out, before finally the external play area that is adjoined to the building was constructed.