New Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit complete

The ten-month, £5m investment is complete at the University’s Bodington Playing Fields in North Leeds. The new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit is one of the longest in the country and sits alongside the Brownlee Centre; the UK’s first purpose-built triathlon training base, providing the first permanent home for the world-class Leeds Triathlon Centre.

Adrian Smith, Estates Project Manager said about the project:

“This has been a unique opportunity and project for Estate Services to deliver. Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd, the contractor have been very dedicated in delivering an exceptional result for the university. Throughout it all we have worked closely with the client to ensure we fully interpreted their requirements. It’s been incredibly exciting working on this project and on behalf of Estates Services we are delighted that this new facility really strengthens the sports facility provision at Leeds.”

Construction Director Dave Padden said: 

“Houlton were very excited to be involved in this project. The scheme offers students first class, state of the art facilities as well as continuing to provide grass roots sports in the wider community.

For us, the fact that Houlton, a long established company with a tradition of providing investment and opportunity for its own staff, were given the opportunity to be associated with the investment, the University and its partners have made to develop aspiring athletes of the future as well as existing Elite athletes, makes us immensely proud”

Find out more about this project.

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Investing further in our Central Teaching Spaces!

We will be investing a further £2m into our Central Teaching Spaces this summer. 19 lecture theatres and seminar rooms within the Roger Stevens, Chemistry and Michael Sadler buildings will undergo refurbishment to create modernised and inspiring places for our students to be taught in.

The project will be led by the Facilities Services Team and is set to be complete in time for the start of the autumn term. Works include the replacement of AV & IT as well as a general refresh of the spaces.

Find out more about this project.

£4.4m investment in the School of Design

Plans to refurbish and significantly improve the home of the School of Design will commence in May.

The £4.4m investment, to reinvigorate spaces within the Clothworkers South building, is part of the School’s Colour Imaging Project. Various spaces across all floors of the building will undergo maintenance and refurbishment. New laboratories, exhibition areas and student spaces will be created.

 

The building will house state of the art research facilities focused on 3D Weaving, Creative and Technical Digital Print, Sustainability and Colour.

To minimise the disruption to students during the busy exam period, a significant amount of work is programmed to take place during the summer break.

Find out more about this project.

Vernon Road closure update

A one-way diversion will be in place daily from 4pm to 7pm to alleviate congestion.

We have seen that there has been a considerable amount of congestion around the multi-storey car park and Willow Terrace, resulting in colleagues experiencing delays to their journey to and from the University.

 This has been due to the closure of Vernon Road whilst emergency work takes place until the 15th May.  The work involves repair work to an old Victorian brick culvert adjacent to the Multi-Storey car park and also the diversion of a gas main that enters EC Stoner but currently crosses under the Nexus building site.

 To alleviate the congestion on Campus, from tomorrow 27th April, we will be putting in place an alternative one-way diversion during the hours of 4pm to 7pm only. Please note that this route will not be accessible during the morning and current traffic restrictions will remain in place. 

 The afternoon diversion will take traffic along Finsbury Road, which goes under the EC Stoner building arch and under physics Deck, back onto Vernon Road leading up to the Woodhouse Lane main entrance. Due to the complex nature of this route, the junctions around this area will require marshalling to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers.

 We apologise once again for the inconvenience being caused and would like to thank all colleagues for their continued patience at this time.

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Campus then and now: Leeds University Business School

We’ve been digging through our archive of old campus photos and found a few images that show the campus throughout the years. This month we’re focussing on the Business School.

Grammar School, Leeds

Then: Grammar School, Leeds est. 1859

By 1857, the city of Leeds was growing prodigiously due to the Industrial Revolution. The city conditions were dirty and Harrison’s buildings inadequate for a Victorian education. Therefore in 1857 the decision was made by Rev. Alfred Barry (Headmaster) to move the school to new premises next to Woodhouse Moor.  (n.d). In Wikipedia. Retrieved April 2017

 

 

University Business School

Now: Leeds University Business School (2017)

Leeds University Business School is housed in the impressively renovated 19th century Maurice Keyworth Building on the western edge of the University of Leeds campus, which previously belonged to the Leeds Grammar School.

 

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If you have any past stories about Leeds University Business School let us know!
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Temporary Closure of Vernon Road

This is to allow for essential works from Tuesday 18 April to Monday 15 May for a period of 4 weeks.

During this time we will repair an old Victorian brick culvert adjacent to the Multi-Storey car park and also divert a gas main that enters EC Stoner but currently crosses under the Nexus building site.

This work is part of the two-year, £38m investment scheme to construct Nexus; a new innovation and enterprise centre that will be a high profile gateway to research and innovation at the University and UK-leading environment for collaboration and partnership.

 Nexus Map

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Dates of closure: Tuesday 18 April to Monday 15 May

 

For staff, students and visitors this will mean:

  • There will be no access to the Multi-Storey car park from Woodhouse Lane.
  • Access will be possible during this time via Calverley St and Willow Terrace; over the Inner Ring Road bridge.
  • Pedestrian access will remain open.
  • Travelling from the North of the City will involve taking a slightly longer route.

 

For delivery vehicles this will mean:

  • HGV deliveries will also be affected due to the weak bridge crossing the Inner Ring Road at Calverley St / Willow Terrace, which has a weight restriction of 7.5 ton.
  • Deliveries to the Post Room (EC Stoner East) will continue as normal.

 

No access between Botany House and the grassed area adjacent to Great Hall 10th, 13th & 18th April

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Where: 0006 Baines Wing, 0009 Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace)
When: 10/04/2017 08:00 – 17:00, 13/04/2017 12:00 – 17:00 and 18/04/2017 08:00 – 17:00

Please bear with us as we are excavating and installing cable ducts & cable pull pit outside Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace) and the reinstatement of all paving.

Services to be interrupted: No access through the pedestrian path between Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace) and the grassed area adjacent to Great Hall.

Alternative routes are available through Beech Grove Plaza adjacent to Michael Sadler Building. Wheelchair users should use the Beech Grove Plaza entrance, adjacent to Ziff building.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Noise disruption due to the ground works.
For enquiries please contact: Tawfiq Wahab and Paul Thomas
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5980 / 4891
Email: T.Wahab@leeds.ac.uk & P.Thomas@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Cavendish Road: Maintenance work to trees

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We are notifying you of the removal of a Sorbus Tree at the corner of House Six, the School of English and tree maintenance works to the adjacent trees on the boundary of the front lawn and the Cavendish Road footpath.

Where: Corner of House Six, Cavendish Rd, School of English.

When: 11/04/2017 

Reason for works / services to be interrupted: Essential tree maintenance works.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: No Access through the Front Door of House Six or front lawn area. Parking and footpath restrictions along the section of Cavendish Road adjacent to the boundary wall of Houses 6-10 Cavendish Road.

For enquiries please contact: Ed Batty

Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 6820

Email: e.s.batty@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Repairs to roof deck above Level Six, Roger Stevens.

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Where: 
Uplifting hardstanding and repairing roof deck below. We are notifying you of the removal of an area of paving at the top of Roger Stevens Ramp to repair the concrete roof deck below

When: 10/04/2017 – 14/04/2017

Reason for works / services to be interrupted: Repairs to roof deck above Level Six, Roger Stevens.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Restricted pedestrian access to right hand side of Roger Stevens Ramp. Presence of a contractor working within a barriered area. Some noise.

For enquiries please contact:
Ed Batty

Contact Telephone No:
0113 343 6820

Email:
e.s.batty@leeds.ac.uk 

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

No access between Botany House and the grassed area adjacent to Great Hall

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Where: 0006 Baines Wing, 0009 Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace)
When: 05/04/2017 – 07/04/2017

Please bear with us as we are excavating and installing cable ducts & cable pull pit outside Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace) and the reinstatement of all paving.

Services to be interrupted: No access through the pedestrian path between Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace) and the grassed area adjacent to Great Hall.

Alternative routes are available through Beech Grove Plaza adjacent to Michael Sadler Building. Wheelchair users should use the Beech Grove Plaza entrance, adjacent to Ziff building.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Noise disruption due to the ground works.
For enquiries please contact: Tawfiq Wahab and Paul Thomas
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5980 / 4891
Email: T.Wahab@leeds.ac.uk & P.Thomas@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.