Campus then and now: Parkinson Building
Notice something missing? We’ve been digging through our archive of old campus masterplan photos and found a few images that show the campus throughout the years.
The Parkinson Building is a Grade II listed art deco building. The tower is the highest point of the building and stands at 57 metres tall, making it one of tallest buildings in Leeds.
It was named after Frank Parkinson, a major benefactor of the University who oversaw many new build projects from 1936 onwards.
Designed by Thomas Arthur Lodge and built in Portland Stone, construction started in 1938 but due to the war, when it was used as a Ministry of Food storeroom, it was not opened as a University building until 1951.
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