Refurbishment of Grade II listed Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

Work has begun on a £2.6m, 2,300m² refurbishment of levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Parkinson Building at the University of Leeds. The existing floors will be reconfigured to create eight new class rooms, a new reception area, social spaces and staff offices.

The project will provide modern language learning facilities that ensure competitive, quality learning and teaching spaces for all international students at the start of, and throughout, their journey at the University of Leeds.

The redevelopment of the common areas will help to ensure student integration and well-being, at what is usually their first introduction to the University. It will also assist with the University’s commitment to an excellent international student experience.

The project is due for completion in 2019.

Celebrating Women in Architecture
Celebrating Women in Architecture


Architect Hannah Kelsall is part of the RIBA and the BAA exhibition to honour International Women’s Day