Building access

Updated 3 March 2021

On Monday 22 February the Government announced its plan for lifting current lockdown restrictions. In line with the new guidance, we are in the process of re-opening buildings to enable face-to-face practical teaching to resume over the last three weeks of term (that is, from 8 to 26 March). There is still limited access to buildings on campus and until further notice, please continue with your current working, teaching and research arrangements and remember to follow the hands, face, space guidelines.

This page will be updated on a regular basis.

Which buildings can be accessed?

Follow the links below to find information on the current access status of our buildings:

Feedback on access to buildings

We are using Microsoft Forms to capture and consider feedback on access to buildings. Please use this form, rather than email, to share any comments and questions you have relating to re-opening. Whilst we will not be able to respond to individual questions using this mechanism, your feedback will help to shape the process and future communications.

The information below is up to date at the time of publication.


Buildings open or reopening shortly

The information below shows the buildings that are currently open or due to reopen.

  • Baines Wing. Access for designated groups only.
  • Chemistry West, Ground Floor – Student Counselling and Disability Support
  • Clothworkers’ Building Central. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Clothworkers Building North. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Clothworkers Building South. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Edward Boyle Library. Access for students for click and collect and booked study.
  • Electrical Engineering. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Emmanuel Centre
  • Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Food Sciences. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Green Room in the Conference Auditorium
  • Language Centre, Parkinson Building. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • LC Miall. Reopening, with controlled access, from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Leeds University Union
  • Maths/Earth and Environment. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building. Ground floor unlocked only for Student Centre
  • PCI and stage@leeds. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • School of Music and Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall. Reopening from w/c 8 March 2021
  • The Refectory
  • The Laidlaw Library. Access for booked student study space
  • Willow Terrace Labs. Reopening, with controlled access, from w/c 8 March 2021
  • Worsley Building. Access for designated groups only.

Buildings locked – no access

  • Blenheim Terrace 11
  • Botany House
  • Cavendish Road 3 – 9
  • Charles Thackrah
  • Clarendon Building
  • Clarendon Place 16
  • Clarendon Place 29
  • Clarendon Place 31
  • Conference Auditorium
  • Cromer Terrace Gymnasium
  • Fairburn House – main building
  • Hillary Place 5 – 9
  • Hopewell House
  • Hyde Terrace 30/32
  • Institute for Transport Studies
  • Jerusalem Chapel
  • Liberty Building
  • Lifton Place 5 – 7, 43 -45 University Road
  • Lifton Villas, 1 – 3 Lifton Place
  • Lyddon Terrace 18
  • Maurice Keyworth Building
  • Michael Marks Building
  • Michael Sadler Building
  • Newlyn Building
  • Parkinson Building
  • Priestley Building
  • Psychology
  • Roger Stevens, access to FBS areas and Geography Stores only
  • Selside Outdoor Centre
  • Social Sciences Building
  • Springfield Mount 17
  • Sports Park Weetwood
  • The Edge
  • Weetwood Terrace – FBS Labs
  • Western Campus Lecture Theatre Building
  • Woodhouse Lane 169a
  • Workshop Theatre

Buildings locked – approved access only

  • Astbury Building
  • Blenheim Terrace, 18
  • Brotherton Library, click and collect access only
  • Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit, elite athletes only
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry West
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothworkers’ Building Link
  • Cloth Hall Court
  • EC Stoner
  • Energy Building
  • Facilities Directorate
  • Garstang
  • Garstang Building North – Geography
  • Garstang North – FBS Bio Incubator
  • Irene Manton
  • IT Services
  • LIGHT Building
  • Medical Engineering
  • Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nexus
  • Physics Research Deck
  • Wellcome Trust Brenner Building
  • William Tweddle Clinical Sciences Building
  • University Road 28
  • Weetwood Workshops
  • Willow Terrace 05, 07, 09
  • Woodhouse Lane 175 / 177

Buildings to remain closed

Some of the older and smaller buildings on campus, particularly some of the terraced houses, are harder to make covid-secure. Therefore, with the safety of staff and students a priority, the buildings listed below will remain closed for the foreseeable future. This list will be reviewed on a regular basis if Government safety guidelines change.

  • Beech Grove House
  • Beech Grove Terrace 18
  • Blenheim Terrace 09, 11-14, 17, 18
  • Botany House (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace)
  • Cancer Genetics Building
  • Cemetery Lodge
  • Cavendish Road 03, 05, 07, 09
  • Clarendon Place 10, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 29, 31
  • Cromer Terrace 05, 07, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Crossroads Farm – Main House
  • English Building
  • Esther Simpson Building
  • Hyde Terrace 30/32 & 48/52 Clarendon Road
  • Jerusalem Chapel
  • Lifton Place 04 (33 Clarendon Place)
  • Lyddon Terrace 07, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 31
  • Lifton Place 5-7
  • Lifton Villas, Lifton Place 01-03 (36 Lyddon Terrace/47 University Road)
  • Mount Preston Street 28a
  • North Hill Road 10
  • N M R Building
  • Physical Education (Pennine Hut Selside Horton in Ribblesdale)
  • Priestley Building
  • Queen Street Leeds 21
  • School of Education (5-9 Hillary Place)
  • Sir William Henry Bragg Building
  • Springfield Mount 04 and 17
  • St Georges Chapel
  • St Wilfred’s Chapel
  • Trinity St Davids Church
  • Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research
  • Woodhouse Lane 155/157, 171