LUU At Renovation Station

Leeds University Union has undergone large-scale renovations as part of campus-wide development to buildings and facilities. 

The aim of the Union upgrade has been to refurbish cafés, bars and shops within the building, in addition to improving accessibility to all facilities and venues.

Lifts and ramps have been added, all theatre spaces have been rejuvenated, and the Union has been fully redesigned and refurbished in a fresh new colour scheme. 

There are new food outlets- Wok n Go and Humpit -and the former Hidden Cafe is reopening as Common Ground, with a new menu and seating area.

There is also now a Central Atrium, which will hold a piece of artwork to thank all the alumni donors who contributed to the project.

The multi-million pound investment has been seen as a way of ensuring that Leeds remains “one of the UK’s biggest and best Unions.”

Aidan Grills, Chief Executive of LUU, stated that the upgrade has been the biggest project ever undertaken by LUU. 

“[It] has created new activity spaces, refurbished theatres and delivered improved access to our building in the heart of the campus.

“Our students and staff have redesigned the space over 3 years so that LUU continues to be a common ground for people of all backgrounds to meet, relax, get help and support, have fun and be inspired”.

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Rabeeah Moeen and Jonny Chard