Transport Studies

£3.9M Investment for Institute for Transport Studies

Last updated on 10 September 2019

This Victorian building on University Road is receiving a £3.9M investment. The remodelling and refurbishment over the coming months will extend and modernise the learning environment, to create a first class learning environment to match the Institute’s standing as a world-leader in transport teaching and research.

The project 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 they do, and a new-look building is a key enabler for future development.

Professor Greg Marsden, Institute Director says:

“A key driver for this project is to facilitate enhanced interactions between our various stakeholders – including our students, our staff, visiting researchers, other universities, industry partners, and research sponsors.  Creating modern open spaces for these interactions is one aspect of our strategic plan to further develop the Institute as a hub for inter-disciplinary learning.”

Find out more about the Institute for Transport Studies project.

Edward Boyle library

Edward Boyle Library Refurbishment

Last updated on 10 September 2019

The £24.7M refurbishment of the Edward Boyle Library will create a dynamic information resources hub at the heart of the campus. The team is now 20% of the way through the refurbishment project and once complete the library will offer:

  • Over 2,000 group and silent study spaces and IT cluster PC’s
  • Upgraded and increased study space and a range of group study options
  • A new Great Food at Leeds café
  • A dedicated postgraduate learning zone
  • Plenty of group study and teaching spaces


Work began in June 2015 and the project will be complete by spring 2017. Find out more about the Edward Boyle Library project.

Car park

Multi-Storey Car Park now open

Last updated on 10 September 2019

The new £10.5M multi-storey car park opened in the New Year.

Designed by CJCT architects, the new car park boasts an impressive bespoke exterior of aluminium cladding panels and feature façade lighting for distinct aesthetic effect. The scheme also comprises surrounding landscaping, including native hedgerows, pollinating plants and a green wall.

Dennis Hopper, Director of Facilities Management at the University of Leeds said,

“The nine level car park improves the quality and safety of parking for our students, staff and visitors. It’s also part of a wider £520M University investment in a transformative campus developments programme, which will deliver the University’s ambition of creating a world class campus.”

Paul Dodsworth, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction North East & Yorkshire, said:

“Building work on the University of Leeds’ new multi-storey car park has progressed at rapid pace. This is in no small part thanks to the project team, which has tightly managed the smooth transition throughout our acquisition of the project from Shepherd Construction.

“As a result, we have successfully facilitated the University in its plans to increase the car parking provision in time for the new term, which we hope will appropriately provide sufficient capacity for the foreseeable future.”

To find out more about how the car park build has helped to improve parking at the University of Leeds visit the University’s car parking website.

Edward Boyle Library

£520m development now underway

Last updated on 10 September 2019

Our ambitious five-year plan to transform the University campus is now well underway, as we invest £520m in the development of 19 new sites and the refurbishment of our older buildings.

This investment supports the Strategic Plan by further enhancing our students’ experience, and growing our research income through the development of new research platforms. As a result, students, staff and key partners will have access to new, world leading facilities and equipment, such as the £17m Astbury Centre, housing electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and the new University Enterprise and Innovation Centre which will provide a high profile gateway and UK leading environment for collaboration and partnership.

Individual project investments range from £90m to £90k, and several are already underway including a £40m refurbishment of the School of Medicine, £8m refurbishment of the Grade II listed Fine Art building, and the £25m refurbishment of Edward Boyle Library.