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 started in Winter 2015 – but don’t worry, we aim to keep as much of our building open as possible!
Our building is set to be complete in time for the next academic year, where we will be able to reopen all of our brand new spaces, ensuring out students love their time at Leeds.
The new South Entrance lift is now open but for now 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 is now closed off to allow for the significant work which will be undertaken in this area. However there is still 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 over the coming weeks. To allow for this, the steps down to Old Bar from the Foyer are now closed off. However you can still access Old Bar from the retail floor.
Work also continues within Union Square to create the central void.