After the successful transformation in 2010 of most of the Percy Gee Building, the home of the University of Leicester Students’ Union, the University is now developing the East Wing, in order to provide an enhanced mixed use facility of an appropriate scale facing on to the University’s main square, to better serve the Union and the University. The facility will provide an expanded food court and flexible floor space for teaching and learning, and will act as decant space to enable a major programme of campus redevelopment and refurbishment. The original Percy Gee Building was opened by the Queen in 1958 and is one of the University’s larger buildings. Its current uses include food and retail units, informal meeting and social learning space, Student Union offices, student society activity spaces and bar and nightclub/gig venues (the O2 Academy). The East Wing project will retain all of these and add new catering, teaching and learning and computer facilities.
See also The Percy Gee Building