Pulse and Mine are closing

The Fruity favourites will shut as part of the Union redevelopment

leeds LUU Union

Several parts of the Union are set to be closed for redevelopment, including the RIley Smith Hall and Fruity bars Pulse and Mine.

Leeds University Union is set to recieve a multi-million pound upgrade, with works beginning in January 2016.

The redevelopment which will cost approximately £20 million will see the union transformed and much of the current building changed.


Adjustments will be carried out on the Riley Smith Hall, the Old Bar and the main foyer.

The first works sees the Riley Smith Hall being shut down for the whole of semester two.

In addition the Raven rehearsal room, Mine and Pulse will all be out of access too.

Some students are upset about the temporary loss of space within the Union, with many attending an event on Thursday 10th to say goodbye to the Riley Smith Hall.

New Riley Smith Hall plans

The new Riley Smith Hall plans

Fifth year dentist Abhinay Settipalli said: “It’s probably a good idea they’re updating the Union. People will find anything to complain about.”

Meanwhile Leeds grad Bobby Palmer said: “Fruity just won’t be the same without those two. Buying VKs in Stylus just isn’t the same.”