HELIX Omnideck

HELIX: New space for digital innovation complete

Last updated on 25 October 2023

HELIX – a brand new innovative technologies hub to support student education – has been completed.

Working with fit-out specialists Overbury and the University’s Digital Education Service (DES), the Estates team managed the complex build and refurbishment of the space on Level seven of the Grade II-listed E.C Stoner building.


The space includes state-of-the-art equipment such as the only Omnideck in the UK (pictured) and users will have access to immersive technology, prototyping equipment and multimedia studios.

Flexible classroom/Helix

David Oldroyd, Interim Deputy Director of Development, University of Leeds, who oversaw the project said:

“I’m very pleased with the high quality finish of the space. The team have delivered a good quality space in a challenging building within a short space of time.”

Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation & Development said:

“HELIX encourages community and collaboration and is key to the University’s Digital Education Strategy. I look forward to seeing students and staff using it.”

Enterprise area/Helix

When will HELIX officially open?

Over the next few months, the HELIX team will encourage staff to visit the space ahead of the official opening in September 2023. Tours of HELIX will be advertised in due course.

To find out more about the project, please visit the DES webpage.

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