Northern Gas Networks working on the gas supply

Last updated on 16 January 2024

From 8am to 4pm on Wednesday 17th January and Thursday 18th January Northern Gas Networks will be working on the gas supply to the SCAPE and Energy Buildings. 

Services to be interrupted

There will be no Natural Gas available within the two buildings for the duration of the works.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Building users will be unable to use Natural Gas outlets for the duration of the works. There may be a slight smell of gas outside whilst works are being undertaken. The bike shed to the rear of SCAPE will remain accessible, although access may only be possible from Woodhouse Lane. Heating will not be affected.

 

For enquiries please contact:Bob Douglass

Contact Telephone No: 07957 227 094
Email:
R.Douglass@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.

Image of Fariha Aasam

Ten minutes with Fariha Aasam

Last updated on 18 January 2024

Meet Fariha Aasam, Waste Manager in the Facilities Directorate at the University of Leeds. Fariha joined the University in December 2023 and is focusing on making waste management more sustainable at the University.

Describe your job in a few sentences.

I am responsible for managing the waste contract of university and developing and implementing effective waste management strategies to minimise environmental impact and ensure compliance with regulations. I coordinate waste collection, recycling programs, and disposal methods on campus.

I also collaborate with departments to raise awareness about sustainable practices and promotes a culture of waste reduction among students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, I analyse waste data, track trends, and recommend improvements to enhance the University’s overall environmental sustainability efforts.

Can you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?

Right now, I’m working on how we can improve the rates of recycling at the University and how we can make students and staff aware about re-using, recycling and reducing waste.

What aspects of your job do you think are most important to people at the University?

My role is really collaborative in nature because I have to work with departments across the University, like the Cleaning team and the Sustainability team. I work with students and staff to help make processes more sustainable and to raise awareness of sustainable practice. We need to make people aware of how they can reduce waste before it’s been produced by re-using, recycling and re-thinking if we need to buy something.

It’s inspiring to see the campus community come together to make a collective effort towards a greener and cleaner environment.

What part of the job are you looking forward to most this year?

I am enthusiastic about implementing circular economy principles to reduce the University’s waste footprint. I’m looking forward to creating a more sustainable system where waste is being minimised and resources are being used more efficiently.

We are also well underway in our work for the University’s Climate Plan, which is a real priority for the University. It’s exciting to work on something that holds such importance, not just for the University of Leeds, but for everyone, and I’m looking forward to seeing how much progress we make over the next 12 months.

Can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined the University?

I am an environmentalist with over nine years of experience in waste management industry. In 2018, I received an Erasmus Plus Scholarship from the European Union to study a Masters in Urban Climate and Sustainability.

After that I worked with NHS Scotland on implementation of circular economy in procurement to make of healthcare sector sustainable. Most recently, I completed an MSc in Climate Justice from Glasgow Caledonian University.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I really enjoy the collaborative nature of what I do. I work with students, staff and the different departments within the University every day. I get to speak with so many different people, which is amazing. I’m excited to see how we can work together to create more impact.

Knowing that the work I do today will have a positive impact on the university and the environment for years to come is incredibly satisfying. It’s about leaving a legacy of sustainable practices for future generations.

Find out more about the University’s net zero goals.

Cycle lane marking on Campus

Last updated on 19 January 2024

Update: This work will now take place on Monday 22nd January.

Outco will be on site carrying out line markings for the cycle lane running from Chancellor’s Court to the Bike Hub.

Services to be interrupted

Pedestrians to be aware of activities taking place – see image below.

Roger stevens cycle lane image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

 None.

For enquiries please contact: Sean Craven

Contact Telephone No:  07776 243 970

Email: S.Craven@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.

Hot and Cold water

Last updated on 15 January 2024

From midnight on the 15th January to 6am on the 16th January  there will be an interruption to hot and cold water services in Marjorie & Arnold Ziff, Edward Boyle and Social Sciences.

Services to be interrupted

Hot and cold water services. Alterations to services to be undertaken within Duct Zone 10.  

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

No hot and cold water services

 

For enquiries please contact: Tony Peace

Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5788 Mobile: 07958 100 162
Email:
 T.Peace@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.

Roger stevens in winter

Estates and Facilities round off 2023 on a high

Last updated on 12 January 2024

With festive celebrations, graduation ceremonies and more, December has been a busy and exciting month for Estates and Facilities. Read about our highlights from the final month of the year.

Decorating campus for the holidays

December means the holiday season, and the completion of a major operation undertaken by Estates and Facilities to make campus look and feel suitably festive.

The team collected 43 Christmas trees and installed them at well-known campus locations, including the Parkinson Building, the Great Hall and the Edward Boyle Library.

Our team also installed Christmas lights outside of the Great Hall.

Leeds-based design specialists Silver Bells Designs installed lighting and decorations on the biggest trees, including the 35ft tree in Beech Grove Plaza.

Supporting December graduation ceremonies

Graduation signage image

 

Graduation ceremonies took place in the Great Hall from 11-19 December, as thousands of students celebrated their achievements alongside friends and family.

Estates and Facilities played a key role in ensuring ceremonies ran smoothly, working around the clock to keep campus clean and tidy.

Roads around campus were swept for over 30 hours during December, helping to make sure that the estate looked in pristine condition for those all-important graduation pictures.

The team also made sure that guests knew where they were heading, through the installation of specialist signs across campus.

Thanks to everyone within the team who played their part in ensuring that these major events in our calendar ran smoothly.

Read more about the services Estates look after.

Parking restrictions at Henry Price

Last updated on 16 January 2024

On Thursday 11 January, there will Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the rear of the Henry Price building to allow surface scanning. See the area below.

Services to be interrupted

Parking restrictions.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the Henry Price building.

Henry price parking image

For enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas

Contact Telephone Mobile: 0113 343 5944 Mobile: 07932 863 062
Email: 
p.thomas@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.

Parking restrictions at Mechanical Engineering

Last updated on 16 January 2024

On Thursday 11 January, there will Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the rear of the Mechanical Engineering building to allow surface scanning. See the area below.

Services to be interrupted

Parking restrictions.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the rear of the Mechanical Engineering building, adjacent to the Medical extension.

Mechanical Engineering Parking disruption image

For enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas

Contact Telephone Mobile: 0113 343 5944 Mobile: 07932 863 062
Email: 
p.thomas@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.

Parking restrictions at Maurice Keyworth

Last updated on 16 January 2024

On Thursday 11 January, there will Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the rear of the Maurice Keyworth building to allow surface scanning. See the boxed area below.

Services to be interrupted

Parking restrictions.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the Maurice Keyworth building.

Maurice Keyworth Parking disruption image

For enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas

Contact Telephone Mobile: 0113 343 5944 Mobile: 07932 863 062
Email:
p.thomas@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.

Parking restrictions at Storm Jameson

Last updated on 16 January 2024

On Thursday 11 January, there will Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the rear of the Storm Jameson building to allow surface scanning. See the boxed area below.

Services to be interrupted

Parking restrictions.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants

Parking Restrictions to the spaces at the Storm Jameson building.

Storm Jameson Parking disruption image

For enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas

Contact Telephone Mobile: 0113 343 5944 Mobile: 07932 863 062
Email:
p.thomas@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.

No pedestrian access to the rear of LC Miall building

Last updated on 9 January 2024

Until further notice, and with immediate effect, there will be no pedestrian access to the rear or LC Miall building via Clarendon Way for safety reasons.

There will also be no pedestrian access or thoroughfare using the footpath as per the drawing below.

Services to be interrupted

Pedestrian access in this area is restricted to emergency exits from LC Miall only.

Please use alternative routes through campus.

Barriers will be in place to keep people away from this area.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Image showing LC Miall disruption

 

For enquiries please contact: Claire Copley

Contact Telephone Mobile: 07718 120 600
Email:C.Copley@adm.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.