Nixon Court building works

There will be some building works taking place throughout Nixon Court during the academic year 2024-2025 to refresh the exterior of the buildings.

We aim to cause as little disruption as possible to residents, however construction teams will be accessing the site, which can sometimes be noisy. This may also cause traffic and limited parking availability. There may also be scaffolding outside buildings at times. Where works are taking place in or around your building, we will notify you with the specific details once you have accepted your room offer and in advance of any works taking place.

Being in Nixon Court means you are at the heart of our new campus development at Freemen’s Common, with our new social hub and study spaces. Plus you’ll be only a short walk away from Leicester City Centre and the University - with the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, a 24-hour library and Leicester Students’ Union right on your doorstep.

Where are the works taking place?

The works taking place will be to the exterior of the buildings in Nixon Court Blocks F-K. Access will also be required for the interiors of the buildings to facilitate the works. 

Due to the proximity of the buildings, students in Nixon Court Blocks A-E, Freemen’s Common Mary Gee and Freemen’s Common Heather Couper may also be affected by the construction teams on site (e.g. by noise or limited parking).

What works are taking place?

The exterior façade of Nixon Court Blocks F-K is being replaced to upgrade our accommodation and keep all your facilities up to our standards. In most areas, this is likely to involve removal and replacement of the exterior cladding and insulation. 

The works are all to the exterior of the building, however there may be times when contractors require internal entry to access fixtures/fittings. If this is required in your building, you will be notified in advance.

Get in touch

If you have a question about the building works at Nixon Court, check out the FAQs below to see if we’ve answered your question. If not, you can contact the accommodation team:


An exterior view of accommodation at Nixon Court Blocks F-K


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will the works be noisy?

At times there may be some construction noise, but we aim to cause as little disruption as possible. Noisy works will be limited to working hours, typically 9am-5pm and we will take exam periods into consideration throughout the year. Once you are a resident, you will receive a notification of any noisy or intrusive works in advance.

Will the works affect any of the facilities available to me in accommodation?

No, the building works will only affect the exterior of the buildings of Nixon Court Blocks F-K. Communal facilities such as launderettes, study areas, music rooms and outdoor social spaces will be open as normal. There may infrequently be the need to change the way these facilities are accessed (e.g. using a different entrance to access a launderettes). During this time, the common rooms in Nixon will be inaccessible so you can make use of the common spaces in Freemen's and use the Freemen's Kitchen and Bar along with the study spaces in the Freemen's cottages and the Library. 

Will the works affect the accessibility of the accommodation for students with disabilities?

No, accessibility will not be affected. All our accommodation in Nixon Court Blocks F-K has step-free access, lifts in the buildings and blue-badge parking available. Blocks that contain accessible rooms also have automatic doors and other internal adaptations. We do not expect any of the works to involve changes to the accessibility of the site. Contractors will be aware of this and will refrain from obstructing access.

If you require designated blue-badge parking at Nixon Court, please contact us at so we are aware of your needs and can work with the contractors to avoid obstructions to you.

Find out more about accessibility in accommodation

What is the notice period for intrusive works?

Intrusive works include where contractors will need to enter the accommodation for any reason, or when there will be heightened disruption (e.g. noise or parking restrictions).

Residents will be given at least seven days notice of access to their living space (e.g. bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens) or a minimum of 48 hours notice for common areas (e.g. entrances, corridors, common rooms or car parks). This notice will state the reason why access is required as well as the date and approximate time of access.

Can I change my room offer if I don't want to be near the building works?

Being in Nixon Court means you are at the heart of our new campus development at Freemen's Common, plus the University campus and city centre.

These works are to the exterior of the buildings only and will be done in stages, therefore each individual building will not be subject to works throughout the entire year. We expect the works to cause minimal disruption, and will notify you of any disturbances in advance.

However, if you have a room offer at Nixon Court and do still wish to change it because of the building works, please contact our team at as soon as possible. We may be able to change your offer to an alternative location (subject to availability).

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