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Current Building & Refurbishment Projects

Library Refurbishment starts this Summer

Lancaster University will start work on a phased refurbishment of the library starting this summer. The existing Library, situated in the heart of the campus, comprises of the original library building constructed in 1967 with an extension added in 1997. The first phase of this refurbishment project will regenerate the 1967 building as a key domain for independent study, contributing to Lancaster's status as a leading University.

Library service will be run from the west building whilst the refurbishment is underway and the project managers are continuing their work from the design stage with students and user groups across the University to plan the programme of work to keep disruption to a minimum.

Benefits of the Library refurbishment and its facilities:

The Library refurbishment is the first refurbishment project on campus to target a BREEAM 'Excellent' standard. BREEAM is a measure of the building's environmental performance and the effect it will have on the wider environment.

More information about this project will be available after Easter.

New Engineering Building

Lancaster University is investing in a state-of-the-art building for the Engineering Department to replace existing facilities and provide additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as Nuclear, Energy and Chemical Engineering.

The new building will open at the end of 2014 and will provide a world-class environment with specially-designed workshops, teaching laboratories and office areas. The aim is to achieve the new BREEAM 2011 Outstanding rating for this building to reflect current regulations and industry benchmarks and to raise the bar in terms of building efficiency in line with National Sustainability and Carbon Reduction targets set for 2016 and 2022.

New Chemistry Department

Work is underway to refurbish part of the Faraday building into a first class laboratory development for the new Chemistry Department. Reflecting the growing popularity of Chemistry at Lancaster and its aspiration to deliver high teaching and research, the newly refurbished area will provide a first class learning environment.

Any enquiries about the work should be directed to the Project Manager, Stuart Foy through the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or

New 3G Sports Pitch

Work is underway on the installation of a new third generation (3G) rubber crumb artificial pitch. The new floodlit pitch will provide a Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and International Rugby Board (IRB) certification, allowing competitive matches to be played. It will be located at the front of the University replacing grass pitch 4. WiFi and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) connectivity, to enable the streaming of live games, will also be installed as part of the project. The pitch will be available to use from June 2014.

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