University of Leeds accommodation

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Catered[edit]

Charles Morris Hall[edit]

Charles Morris Hall on the main campus.

Mount Preston Street, LS2 9JP, is home to Charles Morris Hall, consisting of four blocks of buildings; Storm Jameson East, Storm Jameson West, Dobree and Whetton. Dobree and Whetton accommodate 80 students in each of two blocks with most bedrooms having a washbasin but share a bathroom. The hall was named after former Leeds University Vice Chancellor Charles Morris, Baron Morris of Grasmere. The hall was refurbished in 2010. Storm Jameson East & West are new buildings, with the first students moving in in September 2010. All rooms are en-suite and are also fitted with double beds.

Devonshire Hall[edit]

Devonshire Hall is located off Cumberland Road, LS6 2EQ, approximately half a mile north from the University centre. It is based around an old building (the original Devonshire Hall), but most accommodation is in new blocks. 260 students live in catered residences, while another 300 reside in self-catering rooms. It is sometimes considered to the preserve of the richer students and is the only residence to hold formal meals.

The main building (built in 1928) is Grade II listed.[1] Devonshire Hall also encompasses six annexes (R block, Old Hall, Ruse, Ridgefield, Elmfield and Springhill) and modern purpose built buildings (The Orchards, 1993; North Lawn, 1994; and the Grosvenor complex, 1994).

Ellerslie Global Residence[edit]

Ellerslie Global Residence, located on Lyddon Terrace, LS2 9LQ, is a set of 3 refurbished Victorian houses on campus. It has a total of 97 bedrooms. Most study bedrooms have a washbasin but share a bathroom with a neighbour, 32 of the rooms have en-suite facilities. It has approximately 32 rooms with a double bed. Ellerslie has a large common room in the main hall with a pool table. Ellerslie is a fully catered hall but also provides cooking facilities for students to make snacks.[2]

Lyddon Hall[edit]

Lyddon Hall, located on Virginia Road, LS2 9JW, is a refurbished brick building comprising the original Virginia Cottage built in 1826 and a larger residential wing completed in 1892. It is situated in the middle of the campus and is the University's oldest Hall of Residence. The hall contains 145 rooms, and 113 of these study bedrooms have a washbasin but share a shower and toilet with a neighbour.[2]

Self-catered[edit]

Clarence Dock[edit]

For more information, see Clarence Dock

The Clarence Dock Residence Hall is located on Clarence Road LS10 1LU. It is close to the city centre and is also situated by the River Aire and near the Royal Armouries. Clarence Dock contains 610 en suite rooms including some modified for disabled students. The accommodation is currently run by Liberty Living, with some flats having recently been refurbished. While it is still only available to University of Leeds students, it has been renamed as Liberty Dock student residences.

Devonshire Hall[edit]

Devonshire Hall is located off Cumberland Road, LS6 2EQ. The Hall is about half a mile north from the University and is based around an old building, the original Devonshire Hall, but most accommmodation is found in new blocks. 300 of the accommodations are self-catering rooms.

Devonshire Hall has beautiful architecture and surroundings as well as a strong musical tradition, with several rehearsal rooms as well as a dance band and concert band[citation needed].

Grayson Heights[edit]

Grayson Heights has been wholly leased from Unipol. It is used for housing Postgraduates and families.

Henry Price Building[edit]

Henry Price is the only self-catered residence on campus. There are 40 self-contained flats spread across five blocks. The five-storey building provides accommodation for up to 355 students. The ground floor is used for bike storage. Flats generally have nine individual rooms (one of which is a double) and a kitchen/common room. The building was originally modelled on a Swedish prison. Adjacent single rooms share a communal shower and toilet. The double rooms have en-suite facilities. All rooms have wardrobes, desks, chairs and fitted beds.

Originally the top-floor flats had additional duplex rooms at the front of the building. These shared rooms were built on a split-level with one student living above the one below. All duplexs shared toilet and washing facilities with a similar adjacent room.

Recently Henry Price has undergone a major refurbishment. Students have 24-hr internet access, laundry facilities and IPTV television.[3]

Leodis Residences[edit]

The Leodis Residences are located on North West Road, LS6 2QF. These residences accommodate 715 students with most of the rooms being en-suite. The Hall is located approximately 10 minutes from the University, just by the Montague Burton residences.

Leodis consists of 9 blocks with blocks B - J (with no block I) being newly built and containing en-suites with lifts for the 7 floors and block A being a converted mill building with 4 floors plus 2 extra flats in the roof, there is no lift in this block.

Lupton Residences[edit]

The Lupton Residences are located on Alma Road in the centre of Headingley, behind Sainsbury's, Wilkinson, and other shops along the Headingley shopping strip. The residences were named after two members of the Lupton family: Elinor, for 23 years the chair of the Women's Halls Committee, and her father Arthur, the university's first pro-chancellor[4] All blocks but 1 contain 9 flats across 3 floors with 5 people per flat. These flats share one kitchen and one bathroom between the 5 people. Jacqueline Hill, the last of the Yorkshire Ripper's victims lived in the halls at the time of her murder. Her body was found on waste ground off Alma Road between the flats and the Arndale Centre in November 1980.[5]

James Baillie Park[edit]

James Baillie Park is positioned at the end of North Hill Road, close to both Devonshire Hall and North Hill Court.

The site is managed by UNITE and has 560 rooms available with most being en-suite; some studio flats are available and there are a few cluster flats housing 3 students sharing a bathroom. Most kitchens are shared between 6 residents; some share between 4 while cluster flats share between 3.

Studio flats have their own kitchen facilities. Additionally, James Baillie offers a common room with satellite TV, pool table, games machine and vending machines where it is possible to meet other students. Laundry facilities, cycle storage and off-road parking is also available.

The students that live here have the advantage of being half-way between the University and Headingley; only a short walk from all the bars, pubs, cinemas, cafes and restaurants in Headingley and the Hyde Park area. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to Parkinson steps; additionally, James Baillie Park is on the main bus route with buses running every few minutes.

Montague Burton Residences[edit]

Montague Burton Residences, which were opened in the early 1990s, are situated on Devon Road, approximately five to eight minutes walk away from the Parkinson Building at the front of the University of Leeds. The residences house 480 students in standard rooms with a washbasin. Flats are shared between five people.

Despite the proximity to the campus, the residences earned the nickname "Fort Apache" when they first opened because they stood within a swathe of wasteground. Beyond that was local housing through which residents had to pass to reach the University. It lived up to its nickname on Bonfire Night in 1993 when fireworks struck the building and burning bins were rolled against the main gates. While university security guarded entrances, residents were ordered to stay in their rooms as police fought running battles outside with gangs of hooded youths.

North Hill Court[edit]

North Hill Court is close to Devonshire Hall and shares its site with James Baillie Park. It is comparatively small; with a total population of only 76 students over 18 flats (numbered 2 to 20, excluding 11.) Contracts are 42 weeks long, starting a week and a half before term.[6]
There are four students to each flat, with the exception of flats 10 and 20, located in the roof, which have 6 students each.
The facilities of a 4-person flat are as follows:[7]

  • Living/dining space with doors to every room and the stairwell
  • Kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Sink, Refrigerator, and Freezer with six small cupboards
  • Bathroom with a single toilet, washbasin and shower
  • Room 1 is Very Large, with a double bed. There is balcony access in all flats except 2, 3, 12 and 13 which are ground floor flats
  • Room 2 is Large, with a double bed and balcony access in flats 4, 6, 8, 15, 17 and 19
  • Room 3 is also Large, with a double bed. There is a bay window in all flats except 8, 9, 18 and 19
  • Room 4 is Standard, with a single bed

The facilities of a 6-person flat are as follows:[7]

  • Hallway connecting all rooms to the stairwell
  • Living/dining space adjoining kitchen with 2 refrigerators and 2 freezers
  • Kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Sink, and cupboards
  • Bathroom with multiple washbasins, 2 showers, and 2 toilets
  • All rooms are Standard, with a single bed, sloping ceilings and no balcony access

North Hill Court also has a cycle storage facility and a laundry room located in the basement, as well as access to the common room at James Bailie Park.[8]

Oxley Residences[edit]

Oxley House

Oxley is a set of student residences situated in Weetwood, Leeds. The residence constitutes 12 blocks (A-M, except I) and 2 houses (Oxley House and Bardon Grange). Oxley is approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) away from the University of Leeds and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from Leeds City Centre. The halls are located close to Weetwood Sports facilities.

Block A of the Student Flats, Oxley Hall

The main building Oxley House was built in 1861 in Gothic revival style for Henry Oxley, and then called Weetwood Villa (later The Elms).[9] In 1921 it became Oxley Hall, a hall for women students.[10] Other modern blocks have now been added.

Sentinel Towers[edit]

Sentinel Towers is located on Burley Street approximately a 15-minute walk from the western end of the University Campus. It is divided into two towers, Tower A and Tower B. The distance to campus is ideal for medical and dental students due to its location.

Tower A is currently inhabited by international exchange students. Tower B is a mix of first year students and international students. Generally Sentinel towers is one of the more quiet student halls in Leeds.

It comprises 240 en-suite rooms, organized into flats of between 4 and 8 students all sharing kitchen facilities. The rooms are of average size, however some rooms are very small and others are rather large. There are no living rooms as in some of the other student halls. It has a secure parking area beneath the bases of the Towers which is accessed only by keyfob with a capacity of around 20 cars. This is ideal as most students at this accommodation due to the large volume of exchange students do not have cars.

There are a few small shops out the back of Sentinel Towers which are ideal for essentials. This accommodation is very close to concept place, the tannery, Opal 1 and 2 and the triangle.

The Tannery[edit]

This is a student accommodation owned by the Unite company in Leeds. It is located at the rear of Sentinel towers and is approximately 15 minutes from the Leeds campus.

Concept Place[edit]

Concept place is another of the Unite student accommodations in Leeds. This is a very popular accommodation which opened in January 2008. This accommodation is very modern and has a hotel feel. The rooms are arranged in groups of 3 to 6 within each flat and each have en-suite facilities and 3/4 beds.

Closed from July 2012, Clarence Dock Residence, (near to Royal Armouries).

Closed[11][edit]

Albert Mansbridge Hall[edit]

Bodington Hall[edit]

Main article: Bodington Hall
Student flats at Bodington Hall

Formerly the largest student residence, mainly for first years, located out by the Leeds Outer Ring Road. The complex consisted of both catered and self-catered residences. Had the Leeds Supertram have been built, this site would have had a stop and a large Park and Ride facility connecting it with the main campus. The currently proposed New Generation Transport trolleybus will also connect the site with the main campus and City Centre. These halls closed in 2012.[12]

Carr Mills[edit]

Carr Mills was located on Buslingthorpe Lane, off Meanwood Road on the border of Meanwood and Woodhouse. Carr Mills, a converted textile mill, contains 300 rooms featuring en suite facilities with kitchens shared between 4 or 6 rooms. This residence is privately rented accommodation which was wholly leased by the University. Signs with University branding erected at Carr Mills during this agreement are still in situ, although with slight amendment. This is a private/council residence, not for students.

Cavendish Hall[edit]

College Hall[edit]

Sadler Hall[edit]

In the 1960s and 1970s, under the stewardship of Ernest Kirkby, Sadler Hall, one of the smallest of the University's halls of residence, gained a reputation for folk music and for sword-dancing.

Shimmin[edit]

Shimmin was a residence hall on the top floor of the Social Sciences building at the University of Leeds. It was able to house 40 students and had bathroom and kitchen facilities shared between each flat with each flat housing around 6 students. Historically, Shimmin was used to house female students, but after September 2007 it has been used as temporary accommodation to house students when the number of applications exceed the available standard campus housing spaces.

St Marks Residences[edit]

St Mark's Residences, St Mark's Street, with St Mark's Church (closed) behind

The St. Marks Residences was a 2-minute walk from the Houldsworth Engineering building of Leeds University, close to Woodhouse Moor. It was demolished in 2012. However this site is being totally rebuilt. may open 2013/4.

In the final year of its life, the Leeds based rock band Cassius and the Clays performed in the grounds of St Marks during a large party on the campus, in order to celebrate the life of the buildings. Although initially allowed, the performance was controversially cut short by security, as the band were far too drunk to play.

Tetley Hall[edit]

Main article: Tetley Hall

Tetley Hall was a catered hall of residence. It housed around 218 students in one main block, composed of two sections, Woodhouse and Heathfield, two listed Victorian buildings, Moorfield Lodge and Moor Grange, and four additional houses, Burton Grange, Burton Lea, the Cottage, and Moor Road House. The site was sold for £8.1 million in 2006 and is no longer used for student housing. The last academic year to live there was 2005/06. In the first term of 2007/08 one of the houses, Moor Road House, was used as temporary accommodation due to the shortage of normal university accommodation.

Weetwood Hall[edit]

For further information see Weetwood Hall

The former University of Leeds hall of residence is now a Hotel and Conference Centre (owned and run by the University). It is located on the junction of the A660 and the Leeds Outer Ring Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Devonshire Hall University of Leeds (1375323)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 December 2012 .
  2. ^ a b Universally Leeds
  3. ^ University of Leeds -Accommodation. "Henry Price Building - self-catering". Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ Universities Review, by the Association of University Teachers. Volumes 21-22. J.W. Arrowsmith, Limited, 1950. "In accordance with this desire to acknowledge notable service of the University the women's hostel, Whinfield Hall, has been renamed Lupton Hall as a tribute to Dr. Elinor Lupton who was for twenty-three years Chairman of the Women's Halls Committee and her father, Dr. A. G. Lupton, a former Pro-Chancellor." page 48
  5. ^ http://www.execulink.com/~kbrannen/victim23.htm
  6. ^ "University of Leeds official accommodation website". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "University of Leeds official accommodation website". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "University of Leeds official accommodation website". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Leodis photographic archive Oxley Hall, Leeds University Hall of Residence
  10. ^ Leodis photographic archive Oxley Hall
  11. ^ "Leeds University Archive". Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  12. ^ Yorkshire Evening Post 30 Jan 2013 University of Leeds plans homes at closed hall of residence

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