Entries by Vickie Hesketh

Refurbishment of Montague Burton Halls of Residence complete

The project that began in March 2016 to create larger accommodation blocks and a social space at Montague Burton was completed in Autumn 2018.  The new accommodation layout offers a number of nine bedroom flats with a kitchen, dining room, lounge, three showers, and three toilets as well as a four bedroom flats with kitchen, dining […]

School of Healthcare Refurbishment

The £1.6M investment to upgrade academic and teaching-led research space in the School of Healthcare has been completed.  The dymanic programme included: Expanding and relocating the PhD facilities; Refurbishing current facilities; Creating a vibrant research environment; Developing a new central hub for the Student Education Service; Expanding clinical facilities. These new facilities will enable increased research activity and […]

Priestley Centre is open

This autumn the new collaborative space for the Priestley International Centre for Climate opened.  The exciting £7.5M project to develop the School of Earth and Environment and create the new Priestley Centre has now been completed. This project involved transforming the former ground level car park into a new ground floor of the building as well as […]

New eye-catching scientific sculpture

A dramatic sculpture honouring revolutionary science will be in a prominent position on the side of the new Engineering and Physical Sciences development. The two-storey artwork by Sara Barker has been granted approval by Leeds City Council planning department. The sculpture will feature on the outside of the Sir William Henry Bragg Building, which is under construction […]

Improvement work to Parkinson Building’s Entrance: 15 October 2018 – May 2019

Date of disruption: from Monday 15 October 2018 – May 2019 Work is underway to improve the steps and handrails and install an external lift to the Parkinson Building. Effects of these works: From 15 October 2018 there will be restricted access via the main entrance until the work is complete and from 15 December, access via […]

Exciting improvement plans for the Roger Stevens Cooling Pond

Work has begun at the Roger Stevens cooling pond as part of a multi-disciplinary University project, that will not only visually enhance the landscape outside the Roger Stevens Building, but will also provide research led teaching opportunities for our students. This innovative project has been led by Estates Services and has involved The Leeds Living […]

Planned Power outages from 3 September – 18 September

Date of disruption: Monday 3 September – Tuesday 18 September The ongoing works being carried out by Engie, the contractor employed by the University and NHS Trust to reinforce the University electrical system, will turn off the electrical supply to certain buildings on the following dates and times: 3 September, 6 September, 10 September, 13 […]