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Campus developments update - October 2018

Work is progressing well on the university’s main campus developments, check out your latest monthly update here.

Campus developments update October 2018

Leeds School of Arts Building

We are now 10 months into the construction of the new Leeds School of Arts building and significant developments have been made over the past few weeks. A second lift core, which stands at the full height of the building, has been erected and considerable progress has been made on the two basement floors, which will house TV and music recording studios, as well as a triple-height performance theatre. The floor, ceiling and columns of the first basement level are complete and work is well underway on the second basement floor, which should be complete in the next 2-3 weeks.

Carnegie School of Sport building

Things are also moving quickly on the development of the Carnegie School of Sport Building at Headingley Campus. All of the foundations are now complete and so too are the precast stair cores and lift shafts. As of last week, work has started on the assembly of the steel framework which will be the main activity on site up until Christmas. We have also recently had a time lapse camera installed to capture the construction - you can see the latest view of the build here.

Headingley Library

All of the recent improvement works at the Headingley Library are also now complete. The ground floor has undergone a £300k refurbishment, replicating the works that took place on the ground floor of the Sheila Silver Library earlier this year.  The works have also seen the addition of a brand new disability resource area and new student meeting rooms across the ground and first floors.

Headingley Library

Swimming pool

The refurbishment of the swimming pool at Headingley Campus has also recently been completed. The pool has undergone an extensive deep clean and regrouting, whilst the poolside has been freshened up with a repainting and new lighting.

Communications suites

Four new communications suites for our UG and PG Physiological Therapy and Mental Health courses have recently opened in Portland 908, to support our increasing student numbers in these areas. Each suite has been equipped with new furniture and specialist recording facilities for reflective analysis.

To stay up to date with all the latest developments taking place on campus, visit the campus developments website, or if you have any questions about any of the developments, please contact campusdevelopments@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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