Latest News & Campus Work Updates

If you have any queries about new items on this page please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or email us.

New Engineering building update

The new engineering building opened on Monday of this week and staff and students have started moving in. The state-of-the-art building for the Engineering Department is providing additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as Nuclear, Energy and Chemical Engineering. Work is ongoing on the phased completion of the external areas, which you will see being finished over the next few weeks. Once that is complete, the parking on the perimeter road outside the site will be reinstated as staff parking, providing 59 additional spaces. Farrer and Gillow Avenue car parks will return to being visitor parking.

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. If you have any queries regarding the project, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333.

Facilities Communications Roadshow

Thursday 29 January, 12.00pm-2.00pm with complimentary tea, coffee and cake!

You are invited to the Facilities Communications Roadshow to find out more about what the Facilities Division is up to this year, including: new build and refurbishment projects, Sport, Sustainability, Service Delivery, Lancaster Conferences and Food and Drink. Join us in the Conference Centre, Training Room3 in the Lancaster House Hotel. There will be complimentary tea, coffee and cakes too. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lancaster Conferences update

Lancaster Conferences January Sale

To start 2015 off with a bang, why not book your next meeting, conference or event with Lancaster Conferences before the 31st January and enjoy our New Year special offer at Green Lane. For £21.75 per person, you and your delegates will be provided with:

appropriately sized room

2 servings of refreshments

2 course deli buffet lunch

flipcharts and AV equipment

Take advantage of the New Year £21.75 offer and book today:

Lancaster Conferences Competition

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a meeting room space and lunch for up to ten people at Lancaster Conferences Green Lane all you need to do is follow @EventsLancaster on Twitter and tweet 'Lanaster Conferences your No.1 choice'. The meeting is to be held in 2015, and the winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday 3rd February.

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.

Scaffolding will be added to the East (Alexandra Square) elevation of University House from Saturday 20 December so that the exterior building improvement work can continue. This phase of work will be complete by mid-February, dependent on weather.

BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast

Mike Sheppard and Sally Naden

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.

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.

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