Latest News & Campus Work Updates

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Fairtrade Renewal Status

Lancaster University has successfully maintained its Fairtrade status for 2014-2016! This means that we have made a commitment to supporting and using as many Fairtrade products as possible, including food, drink and clothing, in as many places as possible in and around the University.

Increasing the use and sales of Fairtrade products can have a huge impact for producers and their communities. The University will hold its Fairtrade status for 2 years and will apply for renewal in 2016.

University House External Repairs

External repairs will be undertaken on University House to prevent water ingress and to upgrade the facade. Repairs include rendering, re-pointing and roof covering replacement. Re-pointing of brickwork will also be undertaken on the Human Resources building.

The phasing of the work is South elevation, West elevation, East elevation (Alex Square) and North elevation (Main Entrance) with works being undertaken on a number of elevations at any given time.

In order to keep disruption and dust, to a minimum all noisy work will be confined to weekends. During the working week the contractor will carry out the re-pointing and render work which will be much less disruptive than the grinding out.

Although it should be standard practice could I please ask for your help in ensuring windows are closed at the end of each day. Over the weekends a considerable amount of dust will be generated and we would prefer not to have the contractor accessing the building in order to shut windows to prevent dust from getting in to offices.

LICA C Floor Expansion

A brand new Design Studio and 120 new work spaces for Fine Art students are currently being installed on C Floor of the LICA building. The work is nearing completion and will be finished by the end of October 2014. There will be some noise disruption during this period, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lancaster Conferences has moved

Lancaster Conferences has moved but the team are still available to help you organise conferences, events and dinner, bed and breakfast. There are great facilities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building, Lancaster House Hotel and John Creed.

You can visit the Booking Services team in person in the FASS building or call 93260 or email, or

Footpath closures around new Engineering Building

From Monday 22nd September to 21st December the accessible ramp on the spine will be closed and a diversion will be in place via Fylde College. This section is being closed to allow for the integration of new landscaping. Signage has been put in place at both ends of the affected area signposting an alternative route.

The development of the new Engineering Building continues with soft and hard landscaping taking place to the South side of the building. This work means that from 6th October part of the footpath running along the North side of the Management School from the quad towards the Spine will be closed. An alternative accessible route is available through the Management School building.

New Faraday entrance for Chemistry

On the week commencing 22nd September, the refurbishment and investment in the Chemistry department continues with work beginning on the new entrance to the Faraday building. The work will involve the demolition of the existing entrance in order for the new one to be erected. During the first few weeks of the project there will be significant noise disruption due to the demolition work.

Please do not feed the ducks


They become reliant on being fed and abandon their natural nutrients which will lead to health issues.

Contributes to their overpopulation leading to the duck waste polluting the water which affects other wildlife with their waste also staining the surrounding paving causing slip issues.

Lancaster University Facilities is working to improve the biodiversity of the campus and has undertaken a number of initiatives, click here to view what we have done.

Summer Works Programme

Library Refurbishment Compound

From Monday 11th August 2014 to Sunday 31st January 2016, pedestrian access to the north side of Library Avenue will be closed due to the placement of the contractors compound. Whilst the compound is put into place there will be some noise but it will be kept to a minimum. Signs will be in place to divert pedestrian traffic round the Ruskin Library via the main pedestrian access routes.

Demolition of ICR

Hoarding has been erected around the ICR building. This will close access to John Creed Avenue from the spine and the FASS entrance. The steps and ramp access will also be inaccessible while the work is being carried out. Work will be completed by the middle of September.

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