Year 7 Behind the Design

14 Year 7 students were invited to take part in an exciting programme called Behind the Design at 2 Wellington Place; a brand new, state of the art office space in the heart of Leeds city centre. On their first visit, students were permitted a tour of the proposed site, where they were suited and booted in high vis jackets and hard hat helmets, to conduct a health and safety audit of the building.

Students were then in attendance at a Q+A session led by a range of industry professionals such as engineers, project managers, fitters, lawyers and other creatives.

Finally, all students were invited to design their own office space according to a complex client brief, where they showed brilliant enthusiasm and a strong aptitude for design, blowing solicitors from Arup, Hill and Dickenson away with their incredible final pitches which focused on sustainability, staff well-being and productivity!