Leeds Trinity University will open a new campus in Leeds city centre having secured a lease for a building off Boar Lane.
Their new city centre campus will be open to new students in the 2024-2025 academic year. The university’s current Horsforth campus will continue to offer courses that are being designed to respond to key public sector workforce needs in the city.
Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said “I am delighted to confirm that we are at the early stages of establishing a city centre location at 1 Trevelyan Square, Leeds, to complement our campus in Horsforth.”
“Colleagues involved in this process have been hugely impressed by the potential of the building, the opportunities it will provide for our future students, and our ability to align with city-based partners and businesses as a career-led University.”
“Leeds Trinity remains fully committed to Horsforth, which will continue to offer students a supportive and engaging experience. Overall, this is a significant investment by the University, which will support our strategic ambitions to drive growth.”
The new campus is 57,000 square foot and part of the university’s Strategic Plan 2021-26, which aims to develop engagement in the Leeds City Region.
The Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2023 has ranked the university top for student experience in Yorkshire and the Humber and second for teaching quality in the region.
Jamie Hanley, Chair of the Board of Governors at Leeds Trinity University, added: “This is a hugely important moment in the history of Leeds Trinity University. The intention to complement the existing campus in Horsforth with a presence in Leeds city centre demonstrates real ambition, the potential for collaboration and a long-term commitment to our great Leeds City Region.”
“Under Professor Egbu’s leadership, it is clear that our University is firmly focused on the future, on delivering exceptional opportunities for our students and on the contribution we can make to enhance outcomes for all in our community. The Board fully supports this exciting step and I very much look forward to working with Charles and our Executive team on this significant project.”
The 1 Trevelyan Square building is owned by UK property company Kinrise and Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) advised Leeds Trinity University with its search for a building.
Kinrise co-founder Samuel Lawson Johnston said: “Our partnership with Leeds Trinity University is a brilliant opportunity for us to continue in our mission to create human, social, environmental and economic value in the heart of this magnificent city. This fresh investment in the city will enable us to closely connect the business, academic and social sectors, helping us to continue to contribute to the future of Leeds’ unique culture. “
“In the wider context, the arrival of the University to Trevelyan Square will revitalise a key part of central Leeds and will help to transform a neglected two-acre site into a thriving community destination. We are proud to play our part in revitalising Boar Lane, with the development of both Ambler House, adjacent to Trevelyan Square and 34 Boar Lane, as future-fit work and social spaces.”