Entries by Matt Hamnett

Second Phase of the LUBS expansion is complete

Phase two of a multi-million pound project to develop new Leeds University Business School buildings is now complete.  The Newlyn Building, on Mount Preston Street, provides central teaching space, specifically four flat-floor teaching rooms with a capacity for 100 people and four teaching rooms each with a capacity for 36 people. Occupation of the building […]

Wolfson Centre project is now complete

The £3.1m collaborative partnership between the University of Leeds, University of Bradford and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will open its doors in July. The Centre, established beside Bradford Royal Infirmary, will bring together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. It has been made possible thanks to a £1 million award from […]

We asked and you switched off!

Bank Holiday Shutdown Every university shut down period we ask you to switch off all unnecessary lights and equipment and ensure all windows are closed to help us meet our carbon reduction targets and reduce costs to the university. On Easter Sunday 2019 the university managed to consume 1,833 kWh less electricity than on Easter […]

Land Deal for Research and Technology Facility

University of Leeds acquires key gateway 45 plot to host large-scale research and experimental facilities. The facility will be home to the University’s Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration, to be co-located with planned HS2 Rolling Stock Depot to create a ‘thriving hub’ for future engineers Aire Valley Land LLP, the joint venture […]

Nexus is open for business

In August 2016, work began on the Nexus project. A £38M pound investment to connect business to the expertise and talent at the University of Leeds. Since then you may have watched our live feed of the Nexus building site, or seen one of our updates or more recently walked past it along Discovery Way. […]

Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research – project update

The Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research project is due to be completed in Summer 2019. This is a collaborative partnership between the University of Leeds, University of Bradford and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The first floor plastering, mist coating, raised access flooring, radiators, and floor boxes have already been completed. In March […]

Large-scale research plans for engineering and technology

Leeds City Council’s Plans Panel has given the green light to support the University’s application to develop a site on the outskirts of Leeds that will host large-scale research and experimental facilities. The facilities will provide space to collaborate with industry on major research initiatives, including large-scale experiments and testing in high speed rail and […]

Award win for our University buildings

We’re delighted to announce that two of our University buildings, Edward Boyle Library and the Institute for Transport Studies, have recently been recognised for the contribution they make to the building and landscape design of Leeds, at the 2019 Leeds Architecture Awards. Edward Boyle Library was announced the winner in the Conserved Building category. Judges […]

Award winning flooring in Clothworker’s Building South

Huge congratulations to Farrell and Clark Architects and Amtico who won in the Flooring category at the Architects Journal Specification Awards on Friday 15 February. The flooring scheme was part of the School of Design refurbishment project that was completed in April 2018. Farrell and Clarke and Amtico worked together to minimise waste and to use colour coding as […]

Sir William Henry Bragg Building: Update

In January, our contractor, BAM, invited us up the crane at the Sir William Henry Bragg Building site to see how the project is progressing. Temporary foundation structural posts are in place and steelwork can now begin. This £96m investment will create a culture of inter-disciplinary working. The facility will include first-class laboratory and specialised teaching […]