Project description

Storm Jameson Court increases the proportion of self-catered en-suite accommodation at the University of Leeds, replacing former accommodation at Mary Ogilvie House, which was demolished as part of the project.
The new facility features 457 en-suite student rooms (plus one self-contained flat featuring three standard rooms) designed to a high specification with contemporary and stylish finishes throughout.
The development comprises two multi-storey blocks with an atrium area linking to existing University buildings. Externally, landscaped patios and walkways provide communal green space for the students. External elevations feature a mixture of coloured brickwork, rainscreen cladding and curtain walling.
The development was constructed in an occupied area of the University campus in close proximity to other schemes being undertaken by other contractors. The site was also adjacent two further residential tower blocks which remained fully occupied throughout construction.

Responsible business



We were sensitive to the University's requirements, particularly during term time when students were on site in living accommodation adjacent to the site. We re-programmed our demolition work to allow windows to be opened by students and staff in adjacent buildings during summer, and changed our method of working to allow demolition to be carried out by lifting out a bridge in one rather than breaking it out, in order to minimise site noise.

We also employed a logistics manager onsite, who managed and co-ordinated deliveries with multiple main contractors also working in and around campus, to minimise disruption caused by construction traffic.



The project achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.


  • Adjacent to two occupied residential buildings
  • In close proximity to contractors working on other schemes


"I am pleased to say that Morgan Sindall Construction has kept to the University’s design principles and suppliers wherever possible. For that reason we are encouraged that the completed works will be as close to our concept design as possible. Your approach in involving HSE in your health and safety management is to be applauded."

S W Bravender
University of Leeds