Entries by Matt Hamnett

Leeds University Union Living Wall

A living wall can transform any vertical surface into a creative and stunning visual with the use of lush foliage, colourful flowers or swaying grasses. These impressive pieces have become popular in recent years in new and modern urban spaces, buildings and developments. During the refurbishment of the Leeds University Union (LUU) – a project […]

New café opens in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Last month the School of Chemical and Process Engineering saw a new café open, replacing the previous Houldsworth café space. New café FUSE, one of Great Food at Leeds‘ outlets, comes as part of the refurbishment of Houldsworth Building and offers seating for over 100. The space offers a social hub for Faculty of Engineering for staff and […]

Leeds Awarded Gold in Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

As part of our plans to create a world-class campus at the heart of a vibrant city, we’ve been working to improve the grounds and gardens that are an important part of the Leeds experience. A mixture of formal landscapes, tranquil spaces and wildlife friendly planting all help to make our campus a unique place. […]

Leeds powers into top 10 Good University Guide

The University of Leeds has secured its place in the top 10 universities in the UK, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, published today. Last year, Leeds was named University of the Year by the Guide, having been runner-up for the award in the previous two years. The overall rankings for […]

Temporary Closure of Vernon Road

23 October to 4 December Essential work will take place on Vernon Road to extend the district heating main to the new Nexus building. This work is part of the two-year, £38m investment scheme to construct Nexus; our new, sector-leading innovation and enterprise centre. The work means there will be no access to the Multi-Storey […]

Temporary Closure of Cromer Terrace

2 October – 10 January 2018 Essential cabling works will take place along Cromer Terrace in order to lay new infrastructure for the University. This work will help strengthen the University power capabilities and provide essential networking cabling for IT systems. The works are being split into two phases to minimise disruption: During this time, […]

Green light for new £96m development

The University’s ambitious plans for advancing engineering and physical sciences has taken a major step forward today with a green light from Leeds City Council. The £96m investment aims to provide an exceptional environment for students and support researchers from across engineering and physical sciences to work together to help solve fundamental problems and tackle […]

Gas supply closure

The gas supply to the buildings listed below will be turned off from 10 August whilst Northern Gas Networks carry out the new connection to our main incoming gas meter in EC Stoner. Garstang Building Irene Manton Building IT Services Roger Stevens Building Maths/Earth & Environment L C Miall Building Astbury Building E C Stoner […]

The concrete set

The University of Leeds is known for its concrete architecture and our experts are studying the material from the very bottom up to pave the way for a stronger, more sustainable future. It’s under your feet, under your car, under your bed and might be holding up the roof above you. The prevalence of concrete, […]

Higher Education Interiors

Our designer Penny Tiffney talks about the importance of designing University spaces and interiors to enhance the student and staff experience. Read the story in full on Design Insider Live    You might also like…