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Additional study space in Summer Term during the Library refurbishment
From Monday 20th April - Friday 26th June there will be 450 additional study spaces made available for study in some of the Bowland North Seminar Rooms. The Study Zone on the Spine near Blackwell's book shop will continue to be open with 200 study spaces available throughout the building. There are also various PC labs around campus which are open to all for use. Please help communicate this information by pointing students towards this page on the library refurbishment website which provides details of available study space in the Library and around campus throughout summer term as well as other information regarding the refurbishment project.
Talk by Jonathan Oxley, Energy Technologies Institute
"Energy, Environment and Technology - options to decarbonise the UK's energy needs for 2050" is taking place today Friday 17th April 11.30am-1.00pm in Management School LT4. The UK faces a series of options, choices and actions to move towards a low-carbon energy future that meets the country's climate change targets, which will be the focus of this talk. If you're interested in attending find out more here.
Car parking on South West Drive
On Wednesday 22nd April, South West Drive between the University Health Centre and Green Lane gate will be changed from visitor parking to staff parking only, creating 59 extra staff spaces. Visitors will no longer be permitted to park in this area from Wednesday 22nd April, however, Gillow Avenue (Visitor Car Park H) has already been reinstated as visitor parking so there will be no net loss of visitor spaces. These are reinstatement works following completion of the new Engineering Building which affected car parking during the construction phase.
Whewell Building refurbishment
The Whewell Building B Floor Refurbishment will start on site on Monday 30th March and is due to be completed in June. B floor of the building will be remodelled to provide further accommodation for research for the department of Psychology. For the duration of the works, 8 parking bays on Fylde Avenue will be used for site set up. For the first two weeks of the programme, work will be taking place during normal working hours, but thereafter the working hours will be Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pm and Friday-Sunday all day. Facilities apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Car Parking Office Closure
The car parking office will be closed on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd April due to training and interviewing. It will be open as normal Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Graduate College social space refurbishment
Graduate College social spaces are having a major refurbishment to create dedicated learning spaces containing group work space, silent study area and PC facilities. In addition to this, a newly refurbished postgraduate social space will be added with improved games facilities. You can find out more and follow progress at the dedicated webpage.
The contractor's compound for the project will be situated on the SE corner of Alexandra Park. Stage 1 of the refurbishment will start with the refurbishment of the Grad PC Labs, followed by the extension and games room.
Ash House Refurbishment: diversion details
The path running between Bowland Avenue and the Great Hall is now closed. To view a map of the alternative routes available as well as more information regarding the project, please see the project webpage.
BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast
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.
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.
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.