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Durham Law School has been named the most impressive law school building in the world.

The findings were published by ‘Best Choice Schools’ who selected the 50 most impressive law schools in the world.

Other law schools ranked include: Yale, Duke University School of Law, UC Berkeley, Columbia and Harvard all located in America; Singapore Management University School of Law; and the University of Sydney Faculty of Law located in Australia.

UK law schools ranked in the top 20 include: The Liberty Building Leeds, School of Law; University of Hertfordshire; St. Cross building Oxford and The school of Law, University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Durham Law School was selected for combining a commitment to excellence in both legal education and environmental sustainability, the structure acts as a model for university buildings across the globe. To accommodate for its growing student and faculty population, Durham Law School’s new building opened with accolades for excellence in sustainable building and education architecture. The state-of-the-art facility includes a moot court, lecture theatre and work rooms for students, all with breathtaking views of Durham Cathedral. The school is currently ranked 4th in the UK and boasts one of the nations’ best legal research programs.

Cundall has worked on a large number of projects over the past 20 years for Durham University. The law school was designed and constructed as part of the ‘’Gateway’’ project which included the extension of the Bill Bryson Library and the new Palatine Centre which houses the Law School, Central Student Series, Finance, the Vice Chancellor’s Department and student and staff catering. The Gateway project was the culmination of a four-year major development program for Durham University.

Cundall provided building services, civil, structural, geotechnical, fire engineering, sustainable design, BREEAM assessment, lighting design and transportation to this project. Other recent projects Cundall has worked on for the university include the ‘Decentralisation of District Heating System’ and ‘Graham Sports Centre and Boat House’ which includes a powered indoor rowing tank which is only the third to be constructed in the UK.

If you have any questions about Cundall’s involvement with Durham University, please contact Keith Anderson, Partner and Sector Leader for Education.


15 Aug 2014

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