Leeds West Academy


Built on a steep north facing slope with dramatic views across the Aire valley, Leeds West Academy is the latest of the 4 new build secondary schools designed by Rock Townsend and built by Interserve in the city under the Building Schools for the Future programme.

The exceptionally close working relationship with E-ACT (the Academy sponsor) and the Principal enabled us to achieve a design which celebrates the Performing Arts specialism and provides a vibrant and creative environment for all students.  Workshops with staff and students during the design development stage enabled the delivery of a building that was eminently fit for purpose.

Client: Education Leeds & Interserve

Contractor: Interserve 

Value: £32m