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Campus Development at Lancaster University

Over £450m has been invested into the campus buildings and facilities in the last ten years with a further £135m planned for the next three years.

A new campus masterplan is being created with the University's architects, underpinning the University's commitment to provide world-class teaching and research facilities.


Bigforth Drive Kerb Replacement and Resurfacing

From Monday 28th July to Friday 19th September, work will be undertaken on Bigforth Drive - the main University drive - to replace kerbs and resurface the tarmac road from the A6 up to the main roundabout on the perimeter road. This will create an improved University entrance and increase cyclist safety.

The work will be carried out in four phases to minimise disruption as much as possible. Please note, the drive will be open as normal on the following days:

Clearing - Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August

Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 30th August

50th Anniversary Community Day - Saturday 13th September

Phase One: Monday 28th July - Wednesday 13th August

The inbound road from the A6 up to the Sports Centre entrance will be closed. All inbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park. Outbound traffic can exit the campus via Bigforth Drive as normal throughout this period.

The Sports Centre can be accessed from the campus via the Alexandra Park entrance and exited via Bigforth Drive as normal. Alternatively, Sports Centre users can park in the car park next to the tennis courts which is accessed via Green Lane.

Bus services will be rerouted as follows:

2, 2A, 12: Inbound via Alexandra Park, South Drive and South East Drive to the Underpass. Outbound via Bigforth Drive as normal

3, 3A, 4: Inbound via Alexandra Park (serving all 3 bus stops) then via South Drive and South East Drive to the Underpass. Outbound via Bigforth Drive as normal

40, 41, 42: Northbound services towards Lancaster will operate their normal route on campus. Southbound services towards Preston/Blackpool will stop on the A6 only and will NOT enter campus

National Express and Megabus: Inbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass, outbound via Bigforth Drive as normal

Phase Two: Monday 18th August - Friday 29th August

The outbound road from the Sports Centre entrance down to the A6 will be closed. All outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park. Inbound traffic can enter the campus via Bigforth Drive as normal throughout this period.

The Sports Centre can be accessed via the A6 and from the campus as normal. It must be exited via Alexandra Park.

Bus services will be rerouted as follows:

2, 2A, 12: Inbound via Bigforth Drive as normal to the Underpass. Outbound via Alexandra Park

3, 3A, 4: Inbound via Bigforth Drive as normal. Outbound via Alexandra Park (all 3 bus stops)

40, 41, 42: Northbound services towards Lancaster will stop on the A6 only and will NOT enter campus. Southbound services towards Preston/Blackpool will operate their normal route on campus and continue to serve the Underpass

National Express and Megabus: Inbound via Bigforth Drive to the Underpass, outbound via Alexandra Park

Phase Three: Monday 1st September - Friday 12th September

Bigforth Drive will be closed from the Sports Centre entrance up to the speed table. All inbound and outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park.

The Sports Centre can be accessed as normal via the A6 for both inbound and outbound traffic. There will be no vehicle access down from the campus. Please note, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th September there will be no vehicle access to the Sports Centre whilst the entrance is resurfaced. During this two day period Sports Centre users can park in the car park next to the tennis courts which is accessed via Green Lane.

Bus services will be rerouted as follows:

2, 2A: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park. Services will terminate on Alexandra Park and will not serve the Underpass

12: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

3, 3A, 4: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

40, 41, 42: All services will stop on the A6 ONLY and will NOT enter campus. Passengers should use the bus stops on the A6 by the University’s main entrance

National Express and Megabus: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

Phase Four: Monday 15th September - Friday 19th September

Bigforth Drive will be closed from the speed table up to the main roundabout on the perimeter road. All inbound and outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park.

The Sports Centre can be accessed as normal via the A6 for both inbound and outbound traffic. There will be no vehicle access down from the campus.

Bus services will be rerouted as follows:

2, 2A, 12: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

3, 3A, 4: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

40, 41, 42: All services will stop on the A6 ONLY and will NOT enter campus. Passengers should use the bus stops on the A6 by the University’s main entrance

National Express and Megabus: Inbound and outbound via Alexandra Park to the Underpass

Please check the website regularly for up to date information on the Bigforth Drive works.


Summer Works Programme

Closure of Physics Avenue

On Monday 28th July 2014, Physics Avenue will be closed to allow the movement of storage containers. The parking bays in this area will also be closed and bin collection will be cancelled on this day.

John Creed Avenue Crane Lift

From Monday 21st July to Friday 1st August, there will be a crane in place on John Creed Avenue for work to be undertaken on the plantroom steel erection. Structural investigation work and internal fire escape positioning will also be taking place. While the work is being carried out there will be a temporary loss of parking bays which will be reinstated once the work has been completed. Due to the nature of the work noise levels will be elevated which can cause disturbance to the neighbouring buildings and area.

Physics Avenue Crane Lift

From Monday 21st July to Wednesday 23rd July, there will be a crane in place on Physics Avenue for work to be undertaken for the pre-cast stair installation to the Physics Store Extension. While the work is being carried out there will be a temporary loss of parking bays which will be reinstated once the work has been completed. Due to the nature of the work noise levels will be elevated which can cause disturbance to the neighbouring buildings and area.

Drainage

From Monday 21st July, investigative remedial drainage works will be carried out in Faraday Court Yard and John Creed Avenue. The work will be isolated so will not affect pedestrian access.

Demolition of ICR

In the next two weeks hoarding will be 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 middle of September.

Bowland North Internal Decoration

From Saturday 19th July, work will be undertaken in Bowland North to decorate all offices and communal spaces. This work will last for 8 weeks finishing on Sunday 21st September. Offices and communal spaces will be done on a rotated programme of work so that all building users can still continue to use the building whilst the work is being carried out.

George Fox Windows

From Monday 28th July to Friday 8th August, work will be undertaken on the windows in George Fox C and D floors. The work being undertaken is to fit window restrictors to all the windows on these floors which will improve the safety and wellbeing of students and staff that use the area.

Garage Demolition

From Monday 28th July, work will commence on the demolition of garages on the perimeter road near the John Creed Building. The work will take six weeks and allows the University to create a central waste compound on the site. The nine parking bays in front of the garages will be out of use for the entire six week period.

Refurbishment of The Venue

The Venue cafe will be closed from Monday 21st July through to Friday 5th September to enable refurbishment works taking place. Alternative eateries near to The Venue include The Hub in the Management School and The Mill at Fylde College.

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