Latest News & Campus Work Updates

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Power Shutdowns over Easter

On Thursday 17th April and Tuesday 22nd April from 10.00 to 17.00 the power will be switched off to the following buildings to allow essential maintenance to be carried out to the LV switch board behind the Great Hall.

Buildings without power:

Generators and kitchen facilities/food vouchers are being provided for residents where necessary.

Facilities apologise for any inconvenience these power shutdowns may cause, if you have any queries about this work please contact Facilities Electrical Engineer, Simon Corless. or the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or

Temporary Heating Shutdown

Thursday 17 April, 10.00 to 18.00

Essential maintenance is scheduled to take place in the Energy Centre on Thursday 17th April which will necessitate the shutdown of the district heating system for a period of 8 hours (10:00 to 18:00).

All buildings in the table below will be affected, however it is unlikely you will notice a significant reduction in room temperature during this period. Hot water will not be affected.

Bowland Annexe Bowland ASH House Bowland Main Bowland North Bowland Tower Chaplaincy Centre
Charles Carter Building County South Engineering Furness College Furness Residences Fylde College
George Fox Great Hall Grizedale Collehe HR Building ISS Building County John Creed
LEC Buildings Library LICA Maintenance Workshops Management School Pendle College
Physics & Faraday PSC Building The Roundhouse Security Lodge Slaidburn House University House

If you have any queries about the work please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on or 01524 593333.

New Chemistry Department

The second phase of the refurbishment of the Faraday building, for the Chemistry Department, started on 7th April. The Faraday car park and some of the parking on John Creed Avenue are now closed to allow the contractors to setup up the site and install the fencing around the site. The cut through from the spine to Faraday next to the Porters Lodge is also closed.

Find out more about the new Chemistry Department Refurbishment Project here.

Installation of new Taxi Ranks

On Monday 14th April work will start on the installation of a three vehicle taxi rank on Bowland Avenue South, outside the Chaplaincy Centre. The area will be coned off from Sunday 13th April (evening). Access along Bowland Avenue will be maintained during the work.

On Wednesday 25th April work will start on a two bay taxi rank outside the Management School. Access along the Perimeter Road will be maintained during the work.

Both taxi ranks will be available to use from Monday 28th April. The work is taking place outside of term time to cause as little disruption as possible.

Main University Entrance Junction at the A6: Improvement Works

Lancashire County Council Highways are currently making a number of improvements to the junction on the A6 at the main entrance to the University. Work is taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm daily to avoid peak time traffic flow.

Improvements to the junction include a new intelligent traffic signals system optimising traffic flow efficiency, a pedestrian and cycle crossing across the A6 towards the northbound bus stop, new cycle lanes, bus stop improvements and road markings.

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