Green light for £13m Leeds College of Building campus

NEW BASE: An artist's impression of the college's new campus on Leeds' South Bank.
NEW BASE: An artist's impression of the college's new campus on Leeds' South Bank.
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A new £13m college campus is set to be built on the city’s South Bank after planning permission was granted.

Leeds College of Building have been given the thumbs-up by city councillors to construct the state-of-the-art, four-storey building.

Work on the project is due to start imminently.

The campus will offer a range of classrooms, workshops and an impressive central atrium and will sit in a prominent position alongside the college’s existing South Bank campus, between Cudbear Street and Black Bull Street.

Construction work is set to start this September on phase two of the Hunslet campus and is expected to complete in October 2018.

Once complete, the two South Bank campuses will 
serve a large proportion of the college’s 7,000 students, with the remainder attending the campus on North Street.

Ian Billyard, Principal at Leeds College of Building, said: “Securing planning permission for this new building is fantastic for everyone involved with Leeds College of Building and our students. It will enable us to continue enhancing and improving the exceptional standards of training that we are renowned for.

“Our existing South Bank campus has been a major success story since it opened two years ago and has become a 
key landmark on the South Bank.”

Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, also praised the decision to give the scheme the green light.

She said: “This boost is essential as we continue to grow the Leeds economy both across the city and in what is fast becoming a thriving hub of high quality educational facilities on the South Bank.”

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