Final dates announced for Leeds University Union Upgrade

Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) has been awarded the main contract for Leeds University Union’s building upgrade, a project within the £520m Campus Development programme.

An artist's impression of LUU when refurbishments are complete.

Luu works

This means the project will now be delivered far earlier than originally anticipated, with final works being complete as early as April 2017. The current activity programme has been confirmed as:

May 2016: SRM starts on site in a phased approach to the programme of work covering Old Bar, the Riley Smith Hall and Pulse.

June: Work begins around the Foyer, Stylus corridor and Mine.

August: Work begins on the Raven Theatre, Central Atrium, Common Room, Market Square and further works to the Foyer. Works to Pulse and the new Terrace kitchen will also be completed at this time.

September: Completion of Old Bar, Riley Smith Hall, Mine, Terrace Kitchen and first phase of the Foyer.

December: Completion of Central Atrium, Common Room, Market Square, further works to the foyer and the Raven Theatre.

January – April 2017: Work will be completed around the North Entrance, backlog maintenance and new Studio spaces.

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