Notice

Pedestrian Footpath Closure – Botany House Refurbishment

Where: Botany House

When: Monday 6th January – Friday 1st April

From 6/1/16 to the 1/4/16 the footpath running along the west side of Botany House will be closed.  This is to allow for a compound area to be situated on the footpath. The fenced off area will allow the contractor to place skips close to the building, use the area to store materials and then position a vehicle delivering and pumping concrete into the basement area.

The work is part of the £1.1m refurbishment of the Philosophy, Religion and History of Science & Arts building. The work will significantly improve the facilities in the building and create one location for students and staff to be based.  

The map below shows the site and location of the footpath closure (download PDF).  

For staff, students and visitors this will mean:

  • You will not be able to use this footpath
  • There are a number of alternative routes close by which can be used.  These have been highlighted on the attached map and are wheelchair accessible
  • There will be some vehicles accessing and leaving the site. They will however be restricted and will be on site either before 8am or after 5.30pm

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

 

Impact exhibition

University’s campus masterplan unveiled to the region

The unveiling of the University’s campus masterplan to key influencers in the Yorkshire region took place on 18 November.

The Investing in Knowledge, Creating Opportunity event was held at the University in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and showcased the impact of the University’s diverse activities on the city, region, UK Plc and beyond.

The new campus master plan which will bring a significant £500m investment into the campus over the next 10 years supports the academic vision for increasing knowledge and opportunity and a focus on world-leading research, collaborative industry partnerships and further enhancing the student experience.

“We aim to create a world class campus at the heart of a vibrant city, where visitors arriving will recognise our commitment to invest in knowledge and opportunity through excellent student education and cutting edge research.”  – Dennis Hopper, Director of Facilities

 

 

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Notice

Road Closure – University Road

Where: University Road

When: Monday 11th January 2016 until Friday 15th January 2016 (weather dependent) (9.00am until 5.00pm each day).

We are writing to inform you about a road closure which is necessary along University Road. This is to allow for a crane lift onto the Institute of Transport Studies site. The work is part of the £3.9M refurbishment of the Transport Studies Building which is a key project contributing to our aim of creating a world class campus.

View the ITS road closure map (PDF) to see details of the site and location of the road closure.

For staff, students and visitors this will mean:

  • Vehicles will not be able to enter or leave campus via University Road between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Pedestrian access to the campus from Clarendon Road and the West will be temporarily diverted via the adjacent Lifton Place
  • Vehicles will not be able to access parking in Red Zone during the hours of 9.00 – 5.00pm. However vehicles may be parked before 9.00am and collected after 5.00pm only.

For delivery vehicles this will mean:

  • Deliveries onto campus via University Road cannot be made between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Please try to re-arrange your deliveries outside of these hours. Alternatively deliveries can be made early morning but please ensure the vehicle is off site by 9am.

Access for emergency vehicles will be provided.

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

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Ben Walker on b.walker@leeds.ac.uk or the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 35491

 

Find out more about the Transport Studies building project.

Notice

Road Closure – Willow Terrace

Where: Willow Terrace

When: Monday 30th November – Friday 4th December (Weather dependent)

Please be aware that the entrance to Willow Terrace will be closed in order to complete alterations to the road layout in advance of opening the multi-storey car park. All traffic will have to enter/exit campus via the main entrance on Woodhouse Lane.  Access to The Edge and nearby car parks  will be possible from either Vernon Road or Finsbury Road (from under Physics deck depending on the height of the vehicle).

The entrance will be closed from Monday 30 November 2015 for 1 week (Mon-Fri subject to the weather).

Estate Services apologises for any inconvenience caused by this temporary road closure to carry out the works safely.  Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout this work.

AUTUMN UPDATE

Autumn project update

Welcome to the first seasonal update on progress of campus development projects. This quick summary provides an overview of recent projects that have now begun on site within the campus.

Edward Boyle Library

Edward_Boyle_GalleryIn September Phase 2 of building work on the Edward Boyle Library commenced which signifies the start of the refurbishment to the main part of the library.  The building will remain partially open for students to use throughout the year.

The £24.7m investment will allow the development of an Information Resources Hub at the heart of the campus, serving taught and postgraduate students as well as staff, fit for the 21st century and reflecting the University’s ambitious academic vision.

Find out more about the Edward Boyle Library project.

 

Institute for Transport Studies

Transport StudiesRefurbishment and re-build work to the Institute for Transport Studies commenced in September. The work will result in a significantly improved energy efficient, sustainable and fit for purpose building.

The £4 million investment will extend and refurbish the ITS building, to create a first class learning environment to match the Institute’s standing as a world-leader in transport teaching and research.

The project reflects the success of the Institute, and the corresponding growth in staff and student numbers. It also paves the way for further collaborations – with colleagues across the University of Leeds, with industry and with international partners. The Institute’s pioneering inter-disciplinary approach is at the core of what it does, and a new-look building is a key enabler for future development.

Find out more about the ITS project.

 

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering-1000x700Work has begun on the £38m full refurbishment of the Faculty of Engineering.

With the current engineering building reaching the end of its useable life this refurbishment aims to incorporate new state of the art facilities to enable ambitious growth in academic activity.

The new contemporary environment will create open and flexible laboratory spaces and breakout and informal meeting areas.

Find out more about the Engineering Building project.

Worsley Building

News - WorsleyPhase 2 of the Worsley Building came on site in September. The 1970’s building will undergo significant transformation work to create a much sought after dynamic learning environment.

The £38m investment will create a new contemporary environment with open and flexible laboratory spaces along with breakout and informal meeting areas.

Find out more about the Worsley Building project

Car park

Car Park Cladding Completed

Another major milestone at Leeds University Multi Storey Car Park as the innovative cladding package is completed.  

The 607 space south precinct facility will sit between the future Design Innovation centre and EC Stoner Building. Illuminated at night with colour changing technology the building will become a key landmark in the city centre.

Find out more about the multi-storey car park.

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Enabling Works Complete at EBL

Enabling works are now complete and the library is back open for use in a smaller footprint with over 1,000 study spaces and IT cluster PC’s.  The bulk of the book stock has now gone to Laidlaw Library with the exception of the main collection for science and engineering.

Due to the extensive refurbishment work being undertaken there will be periods of noise – apologies are given for this during the essential works.

Laidlaw library

New £27.5m Laidlaw Library Complete

The striking new building on the main University frontage opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday 27 May.

Key features of the building include low energy lighting, a green rooftop garden – with beehives, and solar panels on the roof.  Coupled with light and airy spaces, modern furniture and comfortable seating areas the new library is contributing to the University’s desire to deliver a positive experience for students, staff and visitors.

The new library offers open desks, private booths, soft armchair seating and high benches. There are quieter areas on the upper floors, bookable group rooms, study rooms for disabled students and a Skills zone for drop-ins and workshops.

Renowned sculptor Simon Fugiwara was commissioned to create a new artwork and his ‘Spire’ piece, designed to signify Leeds shift from a city of 100 chimneys to post globalised urbanism, now sits proudly on view outside the new Library.

 

Find out more about the Laidlaw Library.