Entries by Becky Knight

Re-opening our buildings

We’ve been busy over the last few months preparing to re-open our buildings and make them covid-secure. Returning buildings to operation is a complex process, involving numerous teams and is governed by health and safety legislation. Whilst this isn’t a linear process the information below outlines the various stages we need to go through to […]

Creating a safe and secure environment for our students

Estates and Facilities have been working with colleagues across the University to create a safe and secure environment ready to welcome our current and new students back. Maintaining a safe environment Cleaning Services are delivering their comprehensive Cleaning Plan as part of buildings reopening. The team are carrying out a thorough clean of campus facilities in line […]

The Esther Simpson Building: progress so far

The latest updates from the Esther Simpson Building project Since the last project update in June there has been major progress at The Esther Simpson Building project on Cloberry Street. Recent update from BAM Construction: We have completed forming the basement structure and poured all the higher slabs.  We have only the remaining ground floor […]

Exploring the boundary between art and science

A major sculpture has been installed on the side of the new Sir William Henry Bragg Building an engineering and physical sciences development at the University of Leeds. The artwork, measuring seven metres by just over six metres, appears to levitate more than four metres above the ground. By artist Sara Barker, the installation is made […]

Virtual Open Day

The University of Leeds will be hosting its first virtual open day over two weeks from 29 June. The open day is a great way for prospective students to get a sense of our beautiful campus and see the fantastic learning and teaching spaces we have. Estates and Facilities have always supported the running of […]

Update on the Esther Simpson Building project

Many of our campus development projects had been placed on hold. However, work continued on the Esther Simpson Building site whilst closely following the Public Health England recommendations. Since most of us have been away from campus the Esther Simpson Building project has been making progress. Below is an update from the contractor BAM about […]

Grounds and Gardens – An essential service

While many of us continue to work from home there remains a core of essential workers who are maintaining campus for when we return, including the Grounds and Gardens team. Campus gardeners The campus based team have been busy ensuring the external estate does not become overgrown and unmanaged during lockdown.  The work has included […]

We’ve extended our portfolio

The University has extended it’s portfolio by acquiring a new city centre conference and meeting venue, Cloth Hall Court. Cloth Hall Court has a very well established reputation as one of the best conference and meeting venues in Leeds. Offering a range of spaces including an impressive reception, multiple seminar rooms and break out areas, […]