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Closure of lift on Level 6 in EC Stoner

From Friday 2 June until Friday 27 October 2017 we will be refurbishing the area between rooms 6.74a to 6.62 on Level 6, to form the new IT Cluster.

As part of the work this means there will be no access to lift 48 on Level 6. This lift will travel between Level 7 – Level 11 only, during the construction period.

This work is to accommodate the planned £7.5m investment for the School of Earth and Environment to create multi–disciplinary meeting and teaching spaces for staff and PhD students.

For staff, students and visitors this will mean:

  • Using alternative lifts 46 and 181, as indicated on the map.
  • Using the most accessible route from the south side/MSCP which would be to enter Roger Stevens via the ramp at L7, take the lift to L10 Red Route and make your way to EC Stoner to use one of the lifts (46, 48 and 181) to get to your place of work.
  • Please note that Lift 181 is only accessible from L7

Read full lift notice (opens new PDF)

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Paul Cook on or the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 35491


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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Clarendon Way – Update on works taking place


Rear of Clarendon Way closure on Saturday 1 April, 5am until Sunday 2 April, 11pm

The route to the rear of the Light building will be closed during this time whilst a crane off loads major plant into the rear of the Generating Station Complex. The crane will set-up in the Light car park.

The NHS will restrict vehicle parking on Little Woodhouse Street during this weekend.

With Clarendon Way currently closed in front of the Light building this means that there will be no though route along this route.

Rear of Clarendon Way closure on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April

Leeds City Council will be closing Clarendon Way on the above date. The road behind the Light Building will close to allow for tunnel strengthening works to take place behind the Generating Station Complex.

With Clarendon Way currently closed in front of the Light building this means that there will be no though route along this route.

Baines Wing: Potential Disruption


Where: Baines Wing

When: 25/03/2017

The School of Healthcare are currently undergoing a £1.7M refurbishment programme, part of which includes the expansion of existing clinical skills facilities. As part of this scheme it is necessary to replace an existing condensing unit, which is currently located on one of the flat roofs belonging to Baines Wing.

Services to be interrupted: Installation of a replacement condensing unit.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Due to the location of the crane there will be restricted access to the rear of Baines Wing between 6.00am – 10.00am. As a precautionary measure there will be no access to the toilets on the third floor of Baines Wing between 6.00am – 10.00am. Supplementary information has been produced to show the extent of restrictions.

Contact name responsible (to whom any queries should be directed): Mr Robert Gale

Contact Telephone No. : 0113 343 5964


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Official openings mark success of buildings

This year has seen the official opening of two, multi-million pound refurbished buildings that were led and delivered by Estate Services.

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies along with the Institute for Transport Studies have been applauded for the significant improvements made to the buildings, resulting in modernised environments for students and staff.

Peter Morgan, an award-winning scriptwriter was among the scores of alumni returning to the University of Leeds’ School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies to celebrate the opening of its new home. The refurbishment of the listed building in University Road marks an investment of £7.6 million, bringing the School together in one site close to the heart of the campus. It provides students with an impressive, modernised environment including quality studio space, fully-equipped workshops, a multi-purpose project space and a large student common room.

Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport opened the £4m building for Institute for Transport Studies, which provides a new modern research and teaching space. Enhanced spaces have been created for PhD and post-doctoral researchers, to ensure that the University is supporting emerging talent alongside its world-class professors. The new building also marks 50 years since the discipline of transport studies was first established at Leeds.

“These are exciting times for transport policy and planning in the UK, and our world class Institute for Transport Studies is ideally placed to help shape this agenda and deliver innovative solutions” Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Find out more about the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Find out more about the Institute for Transport Studies.

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