Leicester University buildings 1957

with Trevor Dannatt

Universty College  Leicester was expanding rapidly after the end of the Second World War and seeking University status, it wanted to make a statement with its new buildings. Leslie Martin, by then a leading exponent of Modernism, was asked to create a master plan for the university’s building programme, which he did. He called in a number of leading Modernist architects of the time to design some of the buildings but one building complex he designed himself. This includes the Physics and Astronomy Building.