Latest News & Campus Work Updates
- Bigforth Drive Kerb Replacement and Resurfacing
- University House External Repairs
- Summer Works Programme
- Latest Travel Information inc. Road Closures
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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. This will last until the 19th September.
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:
From Thursday 14th August to Sunday 17th August Bigforth Drive will be fully accessible to motorists. Phase 2 of the works will commence from Monday 18th August to Friday 29th August, during which the outbound road from the Sports Centre entrance down to the A6 will close. All outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park. Inbound traffic will be able to enter the campus via Bigforth Drive as normal throughout this period. The Sports Centre can be accessed via the A6 and from Campus as normal.
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:
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:
Please check the website regularly for up to date information on the Bigforth Drive works.
From Monday 20th August to Monday 27th October, 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.
You will see a site compound being established from Tuesday 2nd September and scaffolding being erected from Wednesday 3rd.
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 (excluding Saturday 30th August and Saturday 13th September when all work will cease). 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.
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.
Footpath Drainage Works
From Tuesday 12th August to Friday 22nd August, pedestrian access to the footpath that runs along Bigforth Drive and down to the A6 will be closed whilst contractors install filter drains to help alleviate the situation of flooding. Noise elevations will rise on occasion but this will not affect anyone due to the location of the work. Signage will be in place to direct pedestrian traffic to alternative access routes.
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.
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.