Lecture theatre

Redesign and Refurbishment of Central Teaching Space

Last updated on 10 September 2019

Exciting plans are underway for a state of the art £2.8m pilot programme to be delivered this summer that will redesign and refurbish our central teaching space.

The new proposed lecture theatres will transform our current facilities by offering a mix of collaborative teaching and learning space, and at the same time will contribute to the successful delivery of the University’s Digital Strategy for student education. The redesign of the lecture theatres will reflect best practice in furniture, equipment and use of digital technology.

Primarily the three lecture theatres in this pilot are Dental Lecture Theatre, Worsley Building; Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 8 and Mechanical Lecture Theatre B, Mechanical Engineering. We are currently consulting with all users.

We are currently consulting with all users.  If you would like to be involved please contact Liz Brittain e.m.brittain@leeds.ac.uk

Find out more about the Lecture Theatre Redesign Project.


Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery Refurbishment Complete

Last updated on 10 September 2019

Following a £1.9m refurbishment of the Treasures of Brotherton Gallery, doors were officially opened to staff, students and members of the public earlier this month.

The scheme involved the refurbishment of a suite of rooms to create a climatically controlled gallery space and adjoining public engagement room.

The gallery has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players – a grant of almost £1.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a generous private donation from the Brotherton-Ratcliffe family have supported the University in showcasing the treasures.

For more information on the project visit the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery page.

Image: The John Brotherton-Ratcliffe Room in the University of Leeds’ new Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
© University of Leeds

Cycle track

£4.5M Cycle Track

Last updated on 10 September 2019

Innovative plans to create a state of the art cycle track are being consulted on with users over the coming weeks.

Proposals to develop a new £4.5m development of an outdoor closed loop cycling track have been passed by the University and will hopefully receive planning consent over the coming months.

Located on the University Bodington playing fields in North Leeds, the development will include a cutting edge, 1.6km tarmac cycle track and refurbished pavilion which will be used as a base for British Triathlon’s elite training centre.

Anticipated for completion this autumn, the new facilities will be maintained by the University of Leeds and will be open for use by students, staff and the public. British Triathlon will also be based at the new site with access to strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and other support services. Amongst these elite athletes will be Olympic medallists and University of Leeds Alumni Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

The impressive new development will also support the elite athletes at the University ensuring they have state of the art facilities to train in to achieve their aim of competing on a world class level.

“The University of Leeds excels at cycling and triathlon, and our students are consistently at the top of their sport in the UK. Having these new facilities and British Triathlon based on site will further strengthen this.”
Rob Wadsworth- Head of Sport

For more information on the project visit the Bodington Pavilion and Cycle Track page.