Parking at Engineering Buildings and Bragg

Last updated on 26 April 2024

There will be disruptions to the Parking available at:

Civil Engineering
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Chemical and Process Engineering Building
Mechanical Engineering
Bragg Building

This will take place from 8am to 4.30pm between Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May.

The disruption is due to underground services information planning to undertake a survey of underground services to the rear of the engineering blocks. The area highlighted in red will be affected.

 

Services to be interrupted

Parking within area may be restricted for short periods and users may be requested to move vehicles at short notice to facilitate survey works

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Short terms loss of parking spaces, disruption to parking.

For enquiries please contact: Bob Douglass

Contact Telephone No: 07957 227094

Email: r.douglass@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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

Hot and cold water supplies to the Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies building

Last updated on 25 April 2024

There will be no water supplies available to the Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies building from 6am to 4pm on Saturday 27 April.

This is to carry out emergency repairs to the steam and to condense pipework.

Services to be interrupted

Hot and cold water supplies.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Supplies cannot be used during this time due to the cold water tank been cleaned and chlorinated.

For enquiries please contact: Chris Barlow

Contact Telephone No: 07920 250363

Email: c.j.barlow@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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

Heating and hot water switch off on campus

Last updated on 23 April 2024

There will be no hot water or heating available to any main campus building (except the Edge, The Light & Worsley Building) from 5am to 5pm on Saturday 27 April.

This is to carry out emergency repairs to the steam and to condense pipework.

Services to be interrupted

Heating, domestic hot water and steam supplied autoclaves.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

There will be no heating to any main campus buildings except The Edge, The Light and Worsley. There will be no hot water to any main campus buildings except The Edge, The Light and Worsley unless they have a backup system. Steam Autoclaves will be unusable for the duration of the works.

For enquiries please contact: Simon Gough

Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 6988 Mobile: 07913 900088

Email: s.j.gough@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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

Disruption to water mains supply to campus buildings

Last updated on 23 April 2024

The water mains supply to several campus buildings will be switched off from 11:30pm to 6am, from Sunday 12 May to Tuesday 14 May.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • The Refectory (12th floor only)
  • University House (12th floor only)
  • Michael Sadler Building
  • Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
  • Great Hall
  • Clothworkers’ Building South
  • Edward Boyle Library

Further details

To limit disruption the isolation will commence at 11:30pm with the water systems turned back on by 6am the following day. The maintenance team will be on hand each morning to purge as much air as possible from the system within the buildings.

Whilst the isolation takes place we will improve resilience by installing a new valve to the network.

Reinstatement of the holes will take place within core working hours.

A map of the approximate area affected by the mains water isolation is below. The Great Hall side of the black line will only be affected from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 14 May.

map containing red outline out affected area on campus

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

No incoming mains water supply to the building due to the supply being isolated. Potential for small amount of air within the system in the morning when the water is turned back on.

For enquiries please contact: James Wright, Senior Maintenance Manager (Managed Services).
Contact Telephone No: 07534982249
Email: j.r.wright@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 3435555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk.

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

Borehole drilling on campus

Last updated on 22 April 2024

Borehole drilling will take place on campus using 30 ft drilling rigs and necessitating the use of large lorries.

Services to be interrupted

Car park out of use and some noise. General day-to-day access to Henry Price will be uninterrupted.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

A large element of the University’s pathway to delivering Net Zero by 2030 – a principle of the Climate Plan – is the decarbonisation of heat across campus. This work is to explore the ability to deliver subsurface heat through geothermal energy.

From Monday 29 January – Thursday 25 July, there will be work cabins in the car park at the University Road end of Henry Price and in the car park area near Cemetery Road. Large lorries will deliver equipment to these areas several times a day until Tuesday 5th March which may block the roads leading to the car parks and also create noise. Lorries delivering fuel and collecting spoil will be accessing the sites throughout the work.

From Monday 5 February, drilling will take place at the site in front of Henry Price Residences, i.e. the car park area off Clarendon Road. This is expected to take five days and will take place between 10am-5pm on weekdays. This will be followed by drilling in the other two car parks near Henry Price until the end of July, all day Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm. Material movements will occur between the car parking areas.

After the drilling, water will be pumped out for three weeks so there will be the noise of a generator.
From mid-February onwards there will be a pipe of 6 inch diameter running across the back of Henry Price, joining up the two holes. This pipe will run over the grass where there are benches and tables.

The car park will be closed from Monday 29 January till Wednesday 31 July.

 

Cabins on site: 29 Jan – 31 Jul
Location: Henry Price Residences, car park area near Cemetery Road 

This site will include the contractor’s facilities such as welfare cabins that will remain throughout the work, as well as the location of an ‘open loop’ well. Drilling for this will take place between 10am-5pm on weekdays.

map of first henry price residences work site

Cabins on site: 29 Apr – 19 Jul
Location: Car park at University Road end of Henry Price Residences

This site will include some contractor facilities and is the location of drilling for both a ‘pilot’ well and ‘open loop’ well. Drilling will only take place between 10am-5pm on weekdays.

New bore hole location (approximate) is indicated by the yellow triangle.

map of second henry price residences work site

For enquiries please contact: Simon Gough
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 6988 Mobile: 07913 900088
Email: s.j.gough@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or email: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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

Repairs to Vernon Road

Last updated on 19 April 2024

Roadworks and a diversion will be in place on Vernon Road from 7:30am to 3pm Saturday 20 April while highway repairs are carried out.

Please see the below map for alternative access routes.

map of vernon road and access route

 

For enquiries please contact: Tony Godfrey
Contact Telephone No: 07789 648 653
Email: T.Godfrey@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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

sofa and chairs at Maurice Keyworth foyer

Interior design team give campus a new year transformation

Last updated on 19 April 2024

Interior designers at the University of Leeds have given several buildings on campus a new year’s makeover as part of efforts to provide students and staff with more flexible spaces to work, meet and study.

Spaces in the Refectory, Cavendish Road and the Maurice Keyworth Building are among those that have been re-designed by the team. Find out more about the work below:

Postgraduate Research Lounge

postgraduate lounge main space with desks and chairs

Located on the first floor of the Refectory Building, the Postgraduate Research Lounge is a new dedicated study and meeting space for postgraduate research students. Interior designers have completed a full redecoration of the space, providing a brighter and more versatile area for students. The team worked closely with Leeds University Union throughout the design process to make sure that the space met the needs of students.

Cavendish Road

cavendish road working space with desks, chairs and a sofa

Students from the School of English can now use their own dedicated study and collaborative space at Cavendish Road. The redecorated space on the top floor of the building has been kitted out with new furniture and has been designed to allow students to feel comfortable studying independently or collaboratively.

Leeds University Union ground floor

image of area in SU building with TV and co-working space

A new area next to the Leeds University Union helpdesk provides students with additional space to meet and work together. The space includes new charging ports, furniture, and a monitor for collaborative working.

Maurice Keyworth Building

sofa and chairs at Maurice Keyworth foyer

New furniture has been added to the foyer of the Maurice Keyworth Building as part of an ongoing trial, providing a more colourful and welcoming space for students, staff and visitors to meet.

Keep up to date with the latest development projects at the University of Leeds.

Ground investigation works at campus buildings

Last updated on 15 April 2024

Ground investigation works will take place at the IT Services building, EC Stoner, the School of Music & Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall from Monday 22 April to Tuesday 23 April.

This work is taking place in support of the A4 electric substation project.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

There will be noise and dust associated with these works. Please see attached plan for location of works.

campus map of works scheduled to take place

For enquiries please contact: Ric Fisher, Electrical Clerk of Work, or Adele White, Electrical Services Manager.
Contact Mobile: 07918 990885 or 07949134209
Email: r.fisher@leeds.ac.uk or a.white@leeds.ac.uk
If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 3435555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk.

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

External redecoration to Beech Grove House

Last updated on 15 April 2024

Works are set to take place to externally redecorate Beech Grove House from Monday 29 April to Monday 20 May.

Reason for works/service interruption

Part of lifecycle maintenance programme

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

MEWP and scaffold in use. Wet paint to windows

For enquiries please contact: Matt Easton
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5251 Mobile: 07775 074 225
Email: M.D.Easton@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable or you have any general queries about our services, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 3435555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk.

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

tulips in front of wavy bacon

Campus blooms into colourful spring landscape

Last updated on 17 May 2024

For the University’s staff and students, there are a few sure signs that spring has well and truly arrived – lighter evenings, warmer days and, of course, the sight of campus springing into life.

Over the past few weeks, scores of flowers and plants across campus have bloomed, transforming the space into a colourful and scenic environment to work, study and meet in.

However, these aesthetic changes are not something left to chance.

For the University’s Grounds & Gardens team, the start of spring is the culmination of months of hard work.

The team logged a combined total of 700 working hours every week during winter to make sure that campus remained in the best condition possible.

They have planted over 14,000 bulbs and over 11,000 bedding plants and replaced over 200 shrubs and trees as part of their preparations for the start of spring.

Their hard work has enabled biodiversity to flourish. Wildflower turf has led to amazing all-year-round colour and pollination, native hedgerows have been planted for our campus birds, and ‘no mow’ areas have been protected. This has all allowed our very urban campus to become a haven for wildlife.

James Wright, Senior Maintenance Manager (Managed Services) at the University of Leeds said: “Our campus looks as good as it does now thanks to the planning, skill and hard work of the Grounds & Gardens team who maintain the space.

“The team’s work is helping us to create amazing spaces and places on campus, and to make everyone who uses our campus feel like they belong.”

As can be seen from the images below, their hard work has certainly paid off.

Follow Campus Developments on Instagram to find out more about what’s happening on campus.

 

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