The University of Leeds campus landscape is something all staff, students and visitors experience, it is one of our greatest assets. It is important to us that these spaces contribute to wellbeing, enhance sense of place, provide lively hubs for social activity, embed sustainability and provide a welcoming, inclusive place for people.
A new masterplan and landscape strategy for the University of Leeds is currently being developed with Gillespies Landscape Architects. It represents a fantastic opportunity for the University to create a cohesive, inclusive, high quality public realm which complements the historic University campus, and existing context whilst helping us to sustainably meet the needs of future developments.
The landscape strategy will create an exciting vision for the development of our campus – with inspiring, memorable and unique spaces – which complements our built landscape, providing a strong set of design principles and strategic proposals to guide future direction. Our main aim is to conserve and enhance what we value most about our campus landscape whilst allowing it to evolve to meet new challenges.
How you can get involved
Student, staff and community participation and engagement is going to be integral to developing this landscape strategy. We would like to draw on local knowledge, creativity and skills in order to develop a shared future vision, which will reflect our diverse University community helping us to be a positive partner in society.
The University Sustainability Service supported by Gillespies will be running an informal ‘pop up’ design workshop in a busy campus area to get feedback on the type of things that people would like to see in the future as part of the campus landscape.
Everyone is welcome to attend, if you have ideas or suggestions we encourage you to pop along and chat with the project team, information on the dates in which you can get involved are below:
- Pop up’ design workshop. Outside Leeds University Union; 21st April, 11 – 2:30pm.
- Keep an eye out for our Sustainability Service architects and student volunteers who will be roaming around campus on 21st April from 11 – 2:30pm to get feedback and ideas from people who might not be able to make the ‘pop up’ event.