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We are now well underway with the £14million, five-storey extension at Leeds Arts University.
Formerly Leeds College of Art, this is the largest capital investment the institution has ever made and allowed it to become the first specialist arts university in the north of England.
The 5,900 sq metre extension will connect to the existing Blenheim Walk campus, allowing the university to expand, offer more courses and provide an enterprise centre for local businesses.
The project is expected to be complete by summer 2018.
The current campus had reached capacity.
This new building will ensure the university can grow to meet demand for places and the future expectations of students, creating a more diverse mix of educational courses, including the introduction of BA (Hons) Filmmaking and BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance.
Specialist facilities will include a 230-seat auditorium, music, film and photography studios, and a larger specialist arts library. While an open plan atrium-style entrance with a public exhibition gallery and coffee shop, together with an enterprise centre, will allow the university to engage more fully with regional businesses and the wider communities of Leeds.
The building will have many sustainable features including solar energy panels and an urban roof garden, and will achieve a high BREEAM rating.Project updates
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