Latest News & Campus Work Updates

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Removal of scaffolding from Fylde College

From Wednesday 22nd October, the scaffolding currently up around Fylde college will be removed from the building. The removal of the scaffolding has been split into phases to keep disruption to building users to a minimum and to avoid work taking place near the Spine. The scaffolding should be fully removed by Sunday 9th November. The contractor compound areas on Fylde Avenue will then be removed and made good to be finished by Friday 14th November.

Installation of Thermal Store for Energy Centre

On Wednesday 22nd October between 8am and 5pm there will be a thermal store tank fitted for the energy centre. This will involve using 2 cranes in the service yard behind Spar. Access to Edward Roberts Court will therefore be hindered between thiese hours. If vehicle access is needed, it should be kept to a small vehicle during the late afternoon on the day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Installation of new ducts for cabling to be laid on County Avenue and Bowland Avenue East

Work is commencing on the installation of new ducts to allow cabling to be laid on County Avenue and will last until Wednesday 22nd October between the hours of 9am and 6pm including the weekend. It is being carried out to enable a further extension to the Faraday building.

Work will then begin on the installation of a new duct for cabling to be laid on Bowland Avenue East for the same reason. It will begin on Monday 20th October and last two weeks; access to the Islamic Prayer Rooms will be maintained at all times.

There will be some noise for the duration of the work in both locations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sports Field Car Park Tariff

The tariff for the Sports Field Car Park (Visitor Car Park K) has been reduced to just £1 per day (free ticket for the first 2 hours) effective from 6th October, perfect for visitor parking and parking for large events.

Fairtrade Renewal Status

Lancaster University has successfully maintained its Fairtrade status for 2014-2016! This means that we have made a commitment to supporting and using as many Fairtrade products as possible, including food, drink and clothing, in as many places as possible in and around the University.

Increasing the use and sales of Fairtrade products can have a huge impact for producers and their communities. The University will hold its Fairtrade status for 2 years and will apply for renewal in 2016.

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.

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. 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.

LICA C Floor Expansion

A brand new Design Studio and 120 new work spaces for Fine Art students are currently being installed on C Floor of the LICA building. The work is nearing completion and will be finished by the end of October 2014. There will be some noise disruption during this period, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lancaster Conferences has moved

Lancaster Conferences has moved but the team are still available to help you organise conferences, events and dinner, bed and breakfast. There are great facilities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building, Lancaster House Hotel and John Creed.

You can visit the Booking Services team in person in the FASS building or call 93260 or email, or

Footpath closures around new Engineering Building

From Monday 22nd September to 21st December the accessible ramp on the spine will be closed and a diversion will be in place via Fylde College. This section is being closed to allow for the integration of new landscaping. Signage has been put in place at both ends of the affected area signposting an alternative route.

The development of the new Engineering Building continues with soft and hard landscaping taking place to the South side of the building. This work means that from 6th October part of the footpath running along the North side of the Management School from the quad towards the Spine will be closed. An alternative accessible route is available through the Management School building.

New Faraday entrance for Chemistry

This is a reminder that work is starting on the new entrance to the Faraday building and that it will be particularly noisy from Saturday 4th October at 9am and for the first few weeks of the project. We are sorry for the inconvenience and are doing what we can to keep disruption to a minimum while we improve the area. Please help us to communicate this reminder to students and staff that are located in the surrounding area that may not already be aware.

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.

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