Latest News & Campus Work Updates

If you have any queries about new items on this page please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or email us.

Library Refurbishment Hoarding Extension

Work is underway to extend the hoarding fence in Alexandra Square to the front of the old bookshop to enable contractors to progress with the refurbishment. Access is still available to the underpass from the staircase by the lift but please note that it is narrower than it was previously. We appreciate your co-operation while we carry out the refurbishment and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast

Mike Sheppard and Sally Naden

BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast live from campus on 9th October as part of the coverage of our 50th anniversary celebrations. They took peek at life behind the scenes and spoke to the people who help make the university tick. Presenter Sally Naden spoke to four members of staff about their roles and the university's great array of facilities: Julian Ankers (Executive Chef), Mike Sheppard (Deputy Director of Facilities), Ian Sturzaker (Landscape Manager) and Kim Montgomery (Head of Sport). She also spoke to FASS English and Creative Writing student Simon James, who is on a Press Office work placement and Facilities Communications and Marketing Manager Louisa Duff. Listen to the broadcast again here.

Work to start on the refurbishment of Bowland Ash House

From Monday 5 January 2015 work will start on the refurbishment of Ash House. To find out more about the project and the site arrangements visit the Facilities Projects page.

What is open during the Christmas vacation?

To keep up to date on what is open during the Christmas vacation period please click here.

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.

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.

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