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- Latest Travel Information
- 3D fly-through of the new Engineering Building
- Closure of Tower Avenue
- Underground Drainage Improvements
- Cycle Shelter Improvements in LEC Quad
- Parking on Campus - Permit Display Reminder
- Re-roofing of University House
- County South Family Flats Roof Refurbishment
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.
As the refurbishment of Bowland South, East and Tower refurbishment draws to a close, the scaffolding is being dismantled and on Wednesday 11th December from 7.30am until 5pm a crane will be erected in the yard by the Energy Centre on Tower Avenue to allow the hoist to be removed, this will prevent access through this area including to delivery vehicles. Deliveries on this day they will need to be rescheduled or diverted.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your co-operation throughout this refurbishment project.
Please note: It there are adverse weather conditions that week the work will have to be reprogrammed. Further communication will be sent to parties directly affected if this is the case.
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.
To replace cycle shelter facilities with new aluminium framed shelters, there will be a period of 2 weeks where no cycle storage is available in the LEC Quad area. The proposed dates for this work to take place are Friday 22nd November – 6th December inclusive. Facilities apologise for any inconvenience caused and would appreciate any bicycles be removed from the existing shelter prior to 22nd November to prevent any delays to the work.
Any vehicle not clearly displaying a valid permit/scratch card or pay and display ticket is liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice (CPN) regardless of whether you have bought a permit through the system or not. Penalty fee: £75, reduced to £45 if payment is received within 14 days. This is enforced by Lancaster University Security staff supported by an external facilitator, Liberty Services. Photographic evidence is taken and sent directly to Liberty Services for processing. University Security staff are not involved in the administration of taking payment of the CPNs.
If you do genuinely forget your parking permit you must call security on 94541 at the time of parking with your registration number to enable them to note it.
Part of University House will be re-roofed from September. The site cabins for the contractor will be located on Bowland Avenue East in the parking bays outside the Chaplaincy Centre, opposite the Security Lodge. The work is expected to take 6 weeks and there will be some noise that will affect the higher levels of University House and possible Bowland Main. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Work is underway to remove the existing roof covering to the County South family flats and replace it with a new built up insulated roof system. The flats that are being re-roofed are vacant during the work, with little disruption except for noise of the roof removal. Work is expected to be complete by Friday 6th December 2013.