Latest News & Campus Work Updates
- Bigforth Drive Kerb Replacement and Resurfacing
- University House External Repairs
- Summer Works Programme
- Latest Travel Information inc. Road Closures
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Bigforth Drive, the main University drive, will be closed until 23 September. All inbound and outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park.
During the work, the Sports Centre can be accessed as normal via the A6, except for Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September whilst the entrance to the Sports Centre is resurfaced. On these dates, Sports Centre parking will be on the tennis courts (accessed via Green Lane).
Please note, the drive will be open as normal for the 50th Anniversary Community Day. Bigforth Drive will be open from the evening of Friday 12 September to morning of Monday 15 September
The roadworks are taking place to improve the University entrance and increase cyclist safety. Facilities thank you for your patience and understanding whilst this work is under way.
Phase Three: Monday 1st September - Friday 12th September
Bigforth Drive will be closed from the Sports Centre entrance up to the speed table. All inbound and outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park.
The Sports Centre can be accessed as normal via the A6 for both inbound and outbound traffic. There will be no vehicle access down from the campus. Please note, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th September there will be no vehicle access to the Sports Centre whilst the entrance is resurfaced. During this two day period Sports Centre users can park in the car park next to the tennis courts which is accessed via Green Lane.
Bus services will be rerouted as follows:
Phase Four: Monday 15th September - Tuesday 23rd September
Bigforth Drive will be closed from the speed table up to the main roundabout on the perimeter road. All inbound and outbound traffic must go via Alexandra Park.
The Sports Centre can be accessed as normal via the A6 for both inbound and outbound traffic. There will be no vehicle access down from the campus.
Bus services will be rerouted as follows:
Please check the website regularly for up to date information on the Bigforth Drive works.
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 (excluding Saturday 13th September when all work will cease). 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.
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.
Demolition of ICR
Hoarding has been erected around the ICR building. This will close access to John Creed Avenue from the spine and the FASS entrance. The steps and ramp access will also be inaccessible while the work is being carried out. Work will be completed by the middle of September.
Bowland North Internal Decoration
From Saturday 19th July, work will be undertaken in Bowland North to decorate all offices and communal spaces. This work will last for 8 weeks finishing on Sunday 21st September. Offices and communal spaces will be done on a rotated programme of work so that all building users can still continue to use the building whilst the work is being carried out.
Refurbishment of The Venue
The Venue cafe will be closed from Monday 21st July through to mid September to enable refurbishment works taking place. Alternative eateries near to The Venue include The Hub in the Management School and The Mill at Fylde College.