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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.
British Orienteering Event - Friday 3rd April
On Friday 3 April 2015 (Bank Holiday Good Friday) the University will be hosting part of the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering. The event, hosted by British Orienteering in conjunction with the North West Orienteering Association, attracts a field of 2000 competitors from novices through to elite athletes. After the event at Lancaster University the competitors move on to further events in the Lake District during the Easter weekend.
There will be limited disruption on campus as a result of this, namely the closure of Fylde and Lonsdale Avenues (4pm Thursday 2nd - 6pm Friday 3rd April) in order to accommodate the start and finish points and the closure of a small section of the perimeter road between the road leading onto and out of Alexandra Park so that the athletes can cross safely. This will not affect vehicular movement around campus other than a diversion in this area. Spectators are welcome to come along to the event.
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.
AV works in the Bowland North Seminar Rooms
Between Saturday 21st March and Friday 17th April work will be carried out in Bowland North Seminar Rooms 16-23 to install audio visual (AV) equipment, as well as some painting works. Every attempt will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, but there will be some noise disruption caused by the tools being used to install the AV equipment between Saturday 21st March - Wednesday 1st April and Monday 13th - Friday 17th April.
Lancaster Conferences have campus accommodation in County College available on a room only basis for just £22.00 per night. To book please visit the website lancaster.ac.uk/sleep.
Spine redesign project survey
In preparation for the design stage of the Spine remodelling project, a topographical survey will be undertaken between the 9th - 31st March. This is a non-intrusive survey which will chart the physical features of the Spine and associated spaces. There will be up to 6 surveyors on campus at any one time so if you see people doing work along the Spine, this is the reason for it.
Lancaster Conferences Insider
Lancaster Conferences have recently launched their Insider e-newsletter to provide subscribers with all the latest news and offers from guest rooms, meeting spaces, events and conferences. If you would like to stay up to date, sign up to the Insider e-newsletter here and view the latest edition here.
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.