Welcome to the first seasonal update on progress of campus development projects. This quick summary provides an overview of recent projects that have now begun on site within the campus.
Edward Boyle Library
In September Phase 2 of building work on the Edward Boyle Library commenced which signifies the start of the refurbishment to the main part of the library. The building will remain partially open for students to use throughout the year.
The £24.7m investment will allow the development of an Information Resources Hub at the heart of the campus, serving taught and postgraduate students as well as staff, fit for the 21st century and reflecting the University’s ambitious academic vision.
Institute for Transport Studies
Refurbishment and re-build work to the Institute for Transport Studies commenced in September. The work will result in a significantly improved energy efficient, sustainable and fit for purpose building.
The £4 million investment will extend and refurbish the ITS building, to create a first class learning environment to match the Institute’s standing as a world-leader in transport teaching and research.
The project reflects the success of the Institute, and the corresponding growth in staff and student numbers. It also paves the way for further collaborations – with colleagues across the University of Leeds, with industry and with international partners. The Institute’s pioneering inter-disciplinary approach is at the core of what it does, and a new-look building is a key enabler for future development.
Faculty of Engineering
With the current engineering building reaching the end of its useable life this refurbishment aims to incorporate new state of the art facilities to enable ambitious growth in academic activity.
The new contemporary environment will create open and flexible laboratory spaces and breakout and informal meeting areas.
The £38m investment will create a new contemporary environment with open and flexible laboratory spaces along with breakout and informal meeting areas.