To remain one of the best student union’s in the country, we realised our building required major improvements.
We’ve taken invaluable feedback on board from both staff and students at every step of the design process.
Construction is due to start Winter 2015/2016 – we plan to keep as much of our building open as possible!
Completion will be April 2017, where we will be able to reopen all of our brand new spaces, ensuring out students love their time at Leeds
The Plan this Month
The new South Entrance lift will be opening but for now this lift will be restricted to the ground floor from the South side of the building.
This month we are working on the demolition of the external Refectory lift shaft and South entrance steel bridges.
A large area of the Foyer will be closed off this month to allow for the significant work which will be undertaken in this area. However there will still be a route through the Foyer to the Refectory and through to Terrace, then down to the lower ground floor.
Work is ongoing to install the lift within the Foyer which is due to be complete in March. When the lift shaft is being installed, the steps will be hoarded off and alternative routes to the first floor and Old Bar will have to be taken.
Work also continues within Union Square to create the central void.