Breaking ground

in ‘Campus life’


Investing in our campusWe are continuing to invest in a first-class, sustainable environment

Our campus is ever changing. By 2015/16 we will have spent more than £100m on new buildings and refurbishment to create an environment to pursue excellence in research and teaching, with a further £200m of expenditure in the pipeline.

Work has already begun

We already have some wonderful new buildings completed, including:

  • The Liberty Building, a £12m law school including a court room equipped with the latest technology and a law centre to support the School of Law's community work
  • The Energy Building, a £12.5m building to house energy research, itself a showcase for energy efficiency and low carbon emissions
  • The Edge, our £12.2m state-of-the-art fitness centre and pool on campus, which includes an eight-lane, 25 metre pool and 200-station gym, as well as dance studios, squash courts, climbing wall and sports halls
  • Storm Jameson Court, a £25.5m student accommodation development (part of Charles Morris Hall) with en suite, catered, accessible accommodation including telephones and safes in every room
  • Bright Beginnings, an award-winning childcare centre for staff and students

We have also completely refurbished several buildings, including:

  • the Leeds Dental Institute, which has received a £9.5m refurbishment, giving dental students training in Leeds access to some of the best facilities in the world, including a new x-ray department and 24 new surgeries for specialist dental treatment
  • the Institute of Communications Studies, which has received £4.4m refit and now houses 41 editing suites, a newsroom, television and radio studios and a 60-seat cinema

The construction of our new undergraduate Laidlaw Library is underway, and upcoming projects include the refurbishment of the Edward Boyle Library.

The last development on this scale was back in the 1960s and it shaped how the University looks today. These new buildings and refurbishments mark a new era in our history, and will transform campus for the future.