Entries by Abbie McGurk

5,000 trees planted at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre

University of Leeds and the Environment Agency plant 5000 trees at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre as part of natural measures to reduce flood risk. The University of Leeds in partnership with the Environment Agency have planted more than 5000 trees at the University’s Brownlee Triathlon Centre to reduce flood risk to the Leeds area downstream. […]

Local and Community History Month 2021

May is Local and Community History Month. To celebrate, we’ve collated a collection of old photographs of campus to help increase awareness of local history. The Bains Wing/Great Hall Construction started on The Great Hall in 1884 and took 10 years to complete. Along with Clothworkers Buildings and Baines Wing, the building was designed by […]

Summer opening for Sir William Henry Bragg Building

There are just a few months to go now before doors open into the Sir William Henry Building. Construction on the new development completed in April and fit out work is now underway. This is a major stage of the building and involves significant amounts of research equipment, existing and new, being installed, as well […]

New artwork announced for the Esther Simpson Building

A new artwork sculpture titled “To leaf is to learn” has been commissioned and will be placed on the Esther Simpson Building in the coming months. ‘To leaf is to learn.’ These are the somewhat cryptic words emblazoned across an exciting new artwork poised to take centre stage in an equally impressive new gateway to […]

Public realm improvements: 23 March – 12 May

Improvements being made to specific campus public realm areas between 22 March – 12 May 2021 The work will be focused in three areas: Area 1: Paths to the top of University Road Area 2: Front and rear of 10 Cromer Terrace Area 3: Car park area and path between Storm Jameson and Lyddon Hall Services to be […]

Maintenance work on the main steam supply to campus: 6 February

Due to essential urgent maintenance work on the main steam supply to Campus, the steam supply will be isolated on Saturday 6th February from 06:30AM and will be re-instated for 11:30AM the same day.   From: Saturday 6th February 6:30am-11:30am Services to be interrupted: Mains steam supply to all buildings. Effects of this interruption upon […]

Creating your home study or home working haven

Whilst many of us are currently working and studying off-campus, it is important to have a workspace or study area set up to create a happy and comfortable environment. Penny Tiffney, University Interior Designer, talks more on creating calm, comfortable and inspiring working environments at home. “I have had the opportunity to design many of […]

Closure of Clarendon Way: 23-24 January 2021

Closure of Clarendon Way in both directions to crane a modular unit into position outside LGI ED. Time: All Day Services to be interrupted Access to Clarendon Way. Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Vehicle diversions. For enquiries please contact: Estates Office Email: esoffice@leeds.ac.uk If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have […]

Major milestones in sight for 2021

Here at Campus Developments, the team are beginning to gear up for Spring 2021 celebrations that will take place to mark major capital development milestones at the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. Over the last few months, and despite the difficulties that have arisen from the pandemic, we have […]