Entries by Abbie McGurk

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 […]

There’s only one-way

Lifton Place and Cromer Terrace will soon be heading in a new direction once work begins on a new scheme to create a one-way contra flow system in that area. Currently in the vicinity of Lifton Place and Cromer Terrace the Esther Simpson building is being constructed and when complete it will naturally attract large […]

Creating a campus for everyone

A key aim for the University is to have a campus that is accessible for everyone. The Facilities Directorate has been working hard to improve the accessibility of existing areas of campus, as well as to make equality of access a top consideration in the planning of new buildings. In light of #DisabilityHistoryMonth we thought […]

Steam supply shut off: 18-19 November 2020

Engie, the GSC Refurbishment Contractor, needs to shut the steam supply off to the campus for 4 hours to undertake essential maintenance. From: Midnight 24:00 – 04:00hrs Services to be interrupted: All Campus heating and hot water except The Edge, The Light and Worsley Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: We do not expect […]

Changes to parking on campus

From 7 September, free parking on campus will come to an end and a temporary permit system will be introduced. If you plan to park on campus or hold an existing permit, please follow this guidance. For colleagues planning their commute to campus, we are enhancing active travel provisions, giving advice on the public transport […]