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Clarendon Way Road Closure

Where: Clarendon Way

When: 10/10/2016 – 03/07/2017

This is to allow for new high voltage cables to be laid from the new 33kV sub station on Hyde Street to the Generating Station Complex.

Services to be interrupted: There will be no access for vehicles along this route.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Pedestrian access to the buildings along Clarendon Way will remain open. Vehicles will not be able to access parking to the Orange Zone car parks via Clarendon Way. The alternative access route to the car parks is via Calverley Street.

For delivery vehicles this will mean: 

Access for deliveries and refuse removal vehicles will remain open. The best access route is via Hyde Street on to Clarendon Way.  

Contact name responsible (to whom any queries should be directed): Simon Gough

Contact Telephone No. : 0113 34 35491

Email: S.J.Gough@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Estate Services apologises for the inconvenience which this may cause your department. Unfortunately it is necessary to shutdown or interrupt our services in order to undertake essential maintenance or repair activities and for some new works projects.

ICEPS Interior

Creating an integrated campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences

A programme of work will commence on 20 March to prepare for the £96m investment to create an integrated campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences. Staff, students and visitors are advised to plan their route as site hoardings will be in place and access routes to and from Engineering will change.

 This project is the biggest single financial investment ever made on campus and is part of our £520m campus plan to help secure our position as one of the UK’s top ten research universities.

 The new development will bring together research and teaching across Engineering and Physical Sciences, to inspire new ways of working across disciplines, strengthen industry collaboration and support world-class student education.

To include new homes for the Schools of Computing and Physics & Astronomy, this investment will also provide specialised teaching spaces and will be the hub for our new Bragg Centre, providing facilities and expertise to support multidisciplinary materials research involving physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers. This development will also integrate world-leading research in robotics and in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

Phase one of the project will see the demolition of the former Estates Building and the Old Boiler House which are located near the Old Mining building on Woodhouse Lane. Installation of hoardings may affect your current route to and from Engineering buildings. There will also be some noise disturbance as work gets underway. Staff, students and visitors are advised to plan their route as site hoarding will be in place and access routes will change.

Find out more about this project.

  

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Campus then and now

Campus then and now: University Square

We’ve been digging through our archive of old campus masterplan photos and found a few images that show the campus throughout the years. This month we’re focusing on University Square.

Now: University Square (2017)

The University’s Precinct is home to a new piece of sculpture by Sue Lawty, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Mitzi Cunliffe’s monumental Man-Made Fibres sculpture in 2016. Texta Texens is located in the walkway outside Clothworkers’ South, developing a dialogue with Cunliffe’s Man-Made Fibres above. It was created in collaboration with poet Helen Mort – Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University 2014-2016 – and sculptor Dan Jones.

Engraved in the sculpture is Dr Mort’s poem ‘Texere’, the words literally becoming part of the weft and weave of the stonework, exploring the link between text and textiles, weaving conversations about life and learning, research and education, people and place on campus.

Celebrating the Yorkshire Year of the Textile on campus 

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If you have any past stories about University Square let us know!
Tweet us your throwback images and stories to  @UoLCampusDev #UoLThrowback

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Earth and environment building

Expansion Plans for the School of Earth and Environment

The University Capital Group recently gave the go ahead to the exciting plans for a £7.5m investment for the School of Earth and Environment into levels 7 and 10 of the Staff Centre building, together with the creation of a new collaborative space for the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

A programme of enabling works is currently underway to facilitate the creation of more office and meeting room spaces. The project is scheduled for completion in Autumn 2018.

The expansion marks the continued success and growth of the School, which continues to maintain its strong foundations of world leading research excellence and being a national market-leader in student recruitment. This investment will also enable the establishment of both the Priestley Centre research platform and a Met Office Joint Research Unit – which will realise the Priestley Centre mission to promote interdisciplinary climate-solutions research of the highest standard.

Find out more about the School of Earth and Environment project .

  

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Physics Research Deck upgrade works

We are notifying you of the external painting to the North Elevation of the Physics Research Deck building (adjacent to the Car Simulator), as part of upgrade works for the new Truck Simulator.  A combination of Tower Scaffolding & ‘Cherry Picker’ will be used for access to the glazed elevations.

When: Monday 6th March – Friday 24th March.

Where: External areas of Physics Research Deck

Services to be interruptedFootpaths & paved areas

Effects of this interruption upon building occupantsFootpaths & paved areas to be cordoned off for the access equipment as the painting works proceeds.

For enquiries please contact: Paul Crouch
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5943
Email: p.r.crouch@leeds.ac.uk


If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 34 35555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Setting up of scaffold around the external areas of Stead House

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We are notifying you of the erection of a scaffold around the external areas of Stead House only, (not the main Food Science Block). This is to allow Estate Services to redecorate the render and external joinery across Stead House.

When: Monday 20th February – Friday 10th March.

Where: External areas of Stead House

Services to be interrupted: Footpath to the side of Stead House.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Erection of scaffolding between Monday 20th February – Thursday 23rd February. Intermittent periods of noise, presence of contractors working on scaffold and vehicular movements along Willow Terrace Road.  Closure of footpath across grassed area alongside Stead House to car park at rear of Central Safety Services.

For enquiries please contact: Ed Batty
Contact Telephone No: 0113 34 36820
Email: e.s.batty@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 34 35555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Disabled platform entrance to 3 Lifton Place.

When: Monday 20th February 2017 –  Tuesday 21st February 2017

Where: 0090 – Lifton Villas: 1-3 Lifton Place

Please bear with us as we replace the disabled access platform. Please note there will be no disabled platform access for the duration of the works.

For enquiries please contact: Ian Stead
Contact Telephone No:  0113 34 35988 
Email: i.m.stead@leeds.ac.uk

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 35491 or email: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk 

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

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Installation of two new concrete foundations for new floodlighting column

 

When: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2017

Where: The Edge football pitch

Please bear with us during the installation of two new concrete foundations for new floodlighting columns in The Edge football pitch.

Restricted access to adjacent pedestrian walkway, disabled exit from LC Miall back staircase and football pitch during the period of works. All restrictions will be withdrawn in the event of any emergency to LC Miall to ensure the safe exit of all occupiers including disabled person(s).

For enquiries please contact: Tawfiq Wahab or Paul Thomas
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5980 or 0113 343 4891
Email: T.Wahab@leeds.ac.uk or P.Thomas@leeds.ac.uk

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 35491 or email: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk 

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

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Work due to commence at Montague Burton Residences

Where: Montague Burton Residences – Blocks J, K and L
When: Monday 20th February – Friday 11th August 2017

We are notifying you of work due to commence at Montague Burton Residences. This is due to a full refurbishment taking place in blocks J, K and L. Find out more on the Montague Burton project page.

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

For enquiries please contact: Shaun Solari
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5925
Email: s.p.solari@leeds.ac.uk

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 35491 or email: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk 

Brownlees

Brownlee Centre

A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility is to be named after its most successful alumni athletes, Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country – at the University’s Bodington playing fields in north Leeds.

The unique centre, which opens in April, is the UK’s first purpose-built triathlon training base and will provide the first permanent home for the world-class Leeds Triathlon Centre.

The 10 month project has involved extensive work to revive the original sports pavilion into a modernised Centre.  Now offering a welcoming reception area and newly redesigned changing facilities, the former pavilion has also benefited from a first floor extension to incorporate a new spectator viewing area, a kitchen/café area and social space with glazed windows providing views of the cycle circuit.

The closed loop cycle circuit design incorporates changes in gradient, a mildly banked hairpin corner and triathlon transition area. A significant investment has been made to install circuit lighting to enable extended hours of use and a footbridge across the circuit to provide users with access to both the cycle circuit and sports fields.

Dedicated facilities for the Leeds Triathlon Centre have also been constructed within the former Pavilion –these include combining a strength and conditioning training suite, physiotherapy, medical and other support services.

Partnership funding from Sport England, UK Sport, British Cycling and British Triathlon is contributing £1million to the project, with the remaining funding provided by the University.

  

 

The site will also continue to be used for grass sports including football and rugby. The next phase of development will see three additional grass pitches, with work scheduled for completion in September 2017.

Read more about this news story.

Find out more about the Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit.

  

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