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The Charles Wilson Building

 

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  • The structure features precast concrete units 15.24 metres long weighing 9.5 tonnes each that were each made near Leicester and then trucked in for assembly.
  • The windows from the first floor to the fifth floor are noticeably different from those above. This is a practical measure that allowed them to be installed from the inside without the use of scaffolding.

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Architect
Sir Denys Lasdun
Consulting Engineer
Arup Group
Developer
University of Leicester
Main Contractor
Johnson and Bailey Limited

Reference Data

Reference No.
6113
First Uploaded
19-06-2009
Last Editorial Date
01-10-2014
 

Building Location

Address
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester. LE1 7RH
Council
Leicester City Council
County
Leicestershire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1961
Construction start date
1963
Completion date
1966
Heritage Status
Grade II*
Style
Brutalist

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
52.00
Pinnacle Type
Facade Overrun
Roof Height (AGL)
43.00

Total Floors (O.G)
13
Plant Floors
1
Total Floors (U.G)
1

Market Data

Primary Use
University


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