College’s past pupils include Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst

DLA Architecture’s £22m expansion of Leeds Arts University has now completed and marked its opening to the public with an exhibition by Yoko Ono.

The 173-year-old institution, which has trained celebrated artists including Damien Hirst, Barbara Hepworth and Danny Sangra over the years, had its new extension built out by ISG.

The facility includes a new gallery, which hosted Ono’s exhibition, and a 230-seat auditorium designed to serve as a performance space for the university’s new popular music performance degree course.

The building also includes film and photography studios, a research and reference library, as well as a new postgraduate study suite.