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- Latest Travel Information
- Main University Entrance Junction at the A6: Improvement Works
- Fairtrade Fortnight: Monday 24th February - Friday 7th March 2014
- 3D fly-through of the new Engineering Building
- Underground Drainage Improvements
From Monday 17th February and lasting for a minimum of 8 weeks, Lancashire County Council Highways will be implementing a number of improvements to the junction on the A6 at the main entrance to the University. Work is due to take 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. Further details regarding the implementation of works will be provided next week although disruption will be minimal.
Lancaster University is proud to be a Fairtrade University and is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 with a series of events and promotions across the campus. These include:
- 10% off all Fairtrade goods in the LUSU Shop and Central Stores
- Offers in the University's catering outlets
- Coffee tasting and talk
- Banana eating competition
- Free Fairtrade movie evening
All details including a Programme of Events and publicity materials can be viewed on the University’s Fairtrade webpage here.
Lancaster University is investing in a state-of-the-art building for the Engineering Department to replace existing facilities and provide additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as Nuclear, Energy and Chemical Engineering.
The new building will open at the end of 2014 and will provide a world-class environment with specially-designed workshops, teaching laboratories and office areas. The aim is to achieve the new BREEAM 2011 Outstanding rating for this building to reflect current regulations and industry benchmarks and to raise the bar in terms of building efficiency in line with National Sustainability and Carbon Reduction targets set for 2016 and 2022.
From Monday 25th November 2013 to Friday 7th March 2014, work will start underground along the full length of the spine to improve drainage which will eliminate flooding and damp in the underground duct where key services are routed.
To minimise disruption to users, the work at the access points down to the spine will be done in two parts starting with the South Spine (main walkway south of Alexandra Square) which will start on Monday 2nd December 2013 to Friday 20th December 2013.
The work on the North Spine (main walkway north of Alexandra Square) will start from Monday 6th January 2014 and finish Friday 7th March 2014.
How will this affect you?
- Whilst work is being carried out, access will still be maintained but the width of the spine will be reduced in some areas to enable the work to be carried out safely.
- Potentially there will be noise in the areas where work is being carried out
All dates provided are dependent upon weather conditions.