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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Leeds Trinity University

New plans for the aspiring college:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u...ent.5346555.jp

£6m contract for new student flats in Leeds
09 June 2009

WORK is to start on a £6m contract to demolish student flats and build new accommodation at a Leeds college.
The project will create 100 new jobs. Leeds Trinity and All Saints College at Horsforth has awarded the contract to to Leeds-based construction company Morgan Ashurst to demolish two old blocks and build a new 198-bedroomed split-level student residence.

The firm, which has offices in Garforth, expects to appoint around 100 people, from plumbers to roofers, to work on construction of the new L-shaped building. It has been designed by Horsforth architects Farrell and Clark to be a striking, eye-catching focal point for the central part of the Leeds Trinity campus.

Leeds Trinity and the architects worked closely with Leeds City Council planners to ensure the scheme fits in with and enhances the environment. Morgan Ashurst will move on to campus to begin site preparation from late June, with work to demolish the 1960s Fountains and Rievaulx blocks – named after Yorkshire Cistercian abbeys – starting in early July.

The old blocks will be dismantled floor-by-floor, with the demolition work expected to last around three weeks. Building work will then start. Over the summer it will mainly involve laying foundations. The building will take shape around September.

Leeds Trinity's director of estates, Steve Oddy, said: "We're very excited about this new project, which will transform the central focus of our campus and, along with plans to re-clad the main building to make it aesthetically more appealing and energy efficient, will bring the site up to a very attractive and modern standard. The works and specifically access to the works for vehicles and deliveries of materials have been sensitively planned to minimise disruption to students, staff and the public."

The scheme is due to be complete in time for the new student intake in September 2010.

Chris Brown, Morgan Ashurst area director for Leeds, said: "We are delighted to win this prestigious contract with Leeds Trinity. We have a lot of experience in education sector construction and this building is going to be a real asset to the campus."

Planning permission has also been granted for two new sub stations as part of replacing the original electrical infrastructure of the site, which is almost at capacity, with a new £1.1m eco-friendly system. This includes a combined heat and power scheme which recycles heat and provides back-up electrical energy. An application for permission to re-clad the main building will be submitted around the end of June.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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Hopefully, they will then push First to increase frequency on the 97 service to serve the bigger campus.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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Isn't it about time Trinity was given University status? I know there was talk about it, but how close is that to becoming reality?
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Hopefully, they will then push First to increase frequency on the 97 service to serve the bigger campus.
They should have a load of spare buses from all the cutback routes..
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Old June 10th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #5
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Isn't it about time Trinity was given University status? I know there was talk about it, but how close is that to becoming reality?
It's listed in the university quality rankings. Teaching, research, facilities etc.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #6
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Yes, because at the moment it's an accredited college of the University of Leeds and offers undergrads and postgrads.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #7
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yeah it does want to become a university. I went to an open day last year and one of the tutors was talking about it. As it stands doing a course at Leeds Trinity gives your a degree accredited by the University of Leeds, which i guess aint bad. They are definately going to get university status because he said this year would be the last year that a degree accredited by The University of Leeds would be handed out. Great news for the city though, how many other citys have 3 great Universitys???
It would certainly be a big boost for Leeds if Trinity and All Saints College became a university. Where is the source that it will acquire university status and how long is the process of acquiring university status and how does a college undergo such a development?

However surely there would be a limit in size for the Trinity & All Saints campus making them look elsewhere for a second campus sooner or later (perhaps a purchase of Harrogate College or maybe the construction of an all new campus elsewhere in the city or surrounding city region (which would surely be a major development opportunity for somewhere perhaps for somewhere outside of the university corridor to the north west of Leeds (ie: the south of Leeds in say Beeston, Holbeck or Hunslet) or perhaps for a town or city without a university such as Wakefield)) as it must eventually get tough to expand the college considering it's already relatively fully developed location in a suburb surrounded by green fields with it's only transport being relatively narrow single carriageway roads leading towards the wider road network or a walk down to Horsforth railway station?

http://www.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF8...19226&t=h&z=16
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Old June 10th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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It was the head of the Media Dept that told me this. I was just asking him because i was just abit confused how the degrees were handled, becuase it doesnt have university status. It would definately need expanding if it were to get University status, i drove from Rothwell and it took me ages to get there. Its really hard to find as its tucked away. If only the free city bus went up that way.
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It already has University status doesn't it? The local road signs say something like "Trinity & All Saints University of Leeds" on them.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #10
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It already has University status doesn't it? The local road signs say something like "Trinity & All Saints University of Leeds" on them.
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Yes, because at the moment it's an accredited college of the University of Leeds and offers undergrads and postgrads.

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Old June 16th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #11
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I past earlier and contractors are onsite now.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:17 PM   #12
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere else, the story being 3 weeks old, but I came across it the other day. A major step on the way to Leeds having three universities.

http://www.horsforthtoday.co.uk/news...-to.5551346.jp

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Horsforth's own Leeds Trinity & All Saints has taken a "tremendous step forward" to "becoming the next university in Leeds".


Published Date: 13 August 2009

Horsforth's own Leeds Trinity & All Saints has taken a "tremendous step forward" to "becoming the next university in Leeds".
The Privy Council have granted the Horsforth college Taught Degree Awarding Powers to enable it to award its own degrees.

Currently the University of Leeds awards degrees to graduates from the college but the new powers mean that Leeds Trinity can design and approve its own degree programmes as well.

Dr Freda Bridge, Leeds Trinity's principal and chief executive, commented, "This is an exciting time for students, staff and partners at Leeds Trinity.

"The power to award degrees will enable us further to support giving people high level skills, address social disadvantage and enrich the social, cultural and community mix of the region.

"We have taken a tremendous step forward to becoming the next university in Leeds."

An institution with the power to award degrees can apply to the Privy Council to be called a University College.

Leeds Trinity has been consulting a wide range of organisations, both in the UK and abroad, about a proposed name change to Leeds Trinity University College, which will be decided by the institution's governors and ultimately the Privy Council.

The change does not take effect immediately - students currently studying at Leeds Trinity & All Saints will still have their degrees awarded by the University of Leeds.

The first students to enrol for degrees to be awarded by Leeds Trinity with its new university college status will be postgraduates arriving
in September 2010 and undergraduates arriving in September 2011
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 10:58 PM   #13
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Leeds Trinity Universty College sounds awful. At least Trinity & All Saints sounds a bit posh

Adding the word "college" kills it.

What's wrong with Leeds Trinity University
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:54 PM   #14
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I agree. I suppose it's not quite a university yet though so can't call itself one. I'm sure they're keen to drop the college bit as soon as they can.
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This hasn't been mentioned for a while. Just a quick update. The contractors are on site and the building is up to around the 7th floor already. Work is progressing well.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #16
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Leeds Trinity University College is to officially become a university: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20464013

Good news although wasn't one of the main advantages that the university formerly known as Trinity and All Saints College had degrees awarded by the University of Leeds? Surely awarding it's own degrees wouldn't have the same degree of prestigiousness? I wonder if as a result of this news the most likely named Leeds Trinity University would ever consider opening an additional campus elsewhere perhaps within or close to Leeds City Centre or if it could possibly merge with another university as a result?
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It may still have its degrees awarded by Leeds University as part of its privy license. Greenwich University was one of the "new" private Unis and all their degrees were awarded by Cardiff from what I recall. Also a lot of new Unis have their international students dealt with by alternate Uni's
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Great to have another Uni in the city. Just raises the profile of Leeds as a major centre for learning and education.
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I count four Uni's in Leeds now?
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University of Leeds
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Trinity University

just the three...
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