Green light for £20m Leeds student union revamp

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Plans for a £20m upgrade of Leeds University students’ union have got the planning green light for work to start later this year.

They include refurbishment of the Riley Smith conference hall, construction of a southern entrance and the addition of a conservatory to the roof terrace bar.

The plans also include the creation of a new arts quarter and a full refurbishment of the underground Raven theatre.

The union covers 130,000 sq ft within four interconnected buildings and provides a range of facilities including bars, offices, performance venue theatres and a nightclub.

Riley Smith Hall Leeds University

The project will be completed in three phases to minimise disruption to students. The final phase is due for completion by August 2017.

 

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