About the University of Leicester

Percy Gee Building

At the University of Leicester we are committed to offering an enhanced student experience. The redeveloped Percy Gee Building, which opened in 2021, is located at the heart of our campus and is the hub of student activity.

The Percy Gee Building continues to be the home of the Students’ Union and is a great place to meet, work and relax. A new spacious food court offers a diverse, high quality choice in food and drink.

Concept sketch of Craft Coffee in the Percy Gee Building

We’ve created flexible, multi-use areas all in one space that you can take advantage of throughout your time at Leicester. In addition, the four-storey expansion features a new dedicated informatics lab, a high-tech media centre and a performance studio.

Originally designed by T Shirley Worthington to be the central social facility for the University, we are proud that over 60 years later the Percy Gee Building remains at the centre of our community.

Opening times



  • Percy Gee building - 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Social seating spaces – 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Bookable meeting rooms (subject to COVID-19 restrictions allowing) – 10.00am-4.00pm


  • Closed


We’ve opened our brand-new food court – Campus Kitchen – bringing fresh menus and tastes to campus.

For menus and opening hours, visit the Campus Kitchen website

Support Services desk (second floor)

Student Support service can help with the following enquiries:

  • Check-in for appointments with Careers, Wellbeing and Student Welfare
  • Book appointments with Career, Wellbeing and Student Welfare
  • Signposting to services across the University

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