04/05/18

 

Get the latest news along the Spine

 

Construction of the area to the front of Engineering, (to be known as Engineering Square) has commenced. Heavy ground and steel works will be undertaken in the area over the coming weeks to prepare for paving and the installation of the new canopy. These works will mark the final phase of the project and are expected to complete during summer vacation this year.

In order to complete the project for the end of Summer vacation, we are working hard to complete areas as quickly as possible. Please bear with us through the final stage of construction works. 

 

The story so far...

 

 

Great Hall Square

 

A sequence of levelled pathways, new seating and planted areas make this an eye-catching, yet practical area for visitors to the University. The modern looking planted wall provides privacy to surrounding buildings, whilst creating an open “social space” in the form of attractive gardens. The water feature offers tranquil notes of relaxation for all to enjoy.

The area also includes a bike store, encouraging commuters to cycle and enjoy the University’s beautiful surroundings.

 

 

Great Hall Court

 

The new paving and canopy throughout will revitalise the area and provide a weatherproofed route, connecting the garden leading to Great Hall Square, with the rest of the Spine.

A decking style ramp has improved accessibility around the Great Hall Complex, leading through the tiered garden which is fully lit at night.

 

 

Physics Garden

 

The new garden provides a light and vibrant environment for students and staff to enjoy as they pass along the Spine.

The wide pathways and gentle incline through the garden have improved accessibility to the Faraday Complex and the garden is filled with plants of an edible variety, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting student-led projects such as Edible Campus via Green Lancaster.

 

 

Currently on campus...

 

 

News in the North

 

  • New paving has been laid along the North Spine, from Alexandra Square up to FASS.
  • Steel has been installed along the façades of County South, FASS and Bowland North. Contractors are now installing the canopy and paving in the area.
  • The Spine is closed between FASS and Bowland North and a diversion is in place over Summer Term.

Please ensure you allow extra time when navigating the North Spine during these diversions

 

News in the South

 

  • The South Spine remains closed from Alexandra Square but works are progressing well and the University hope to have this opened temporarily in the next few weeks.
  • The Deli and LUSU Living are open.
  • Works to Library Square (along the East elevation of the Library Building) are expected to completed during Summer vacation.
  • Paving and minor finishing works have commenced in Furness College Courtyard. The works involve localised restrictions to the Spine as paving is re-visited in the area.
  • Tree and shrub planting took place mid-March outside LEC. Works are ongoing in the area but access is maintained to the LEC entrance. An accessible diversion is in place as work is conducted to the Furness entrance.
  • The entrance to Furness College from the Spine is closed while the canopy is installed. These works are scheduled to take 6 weeks. A diversion is in place via the step adjacent to the lift outside Pizzetta.

Please ensure you allow extra time when navigating the South Spine during these diversions

 

Still to come...

 

 

In the North

 

The handrails in Physics Garden will be installed over the next few weeks, which will allow the temporary (yellow) handrails to be removed.

The canopy will be installed around FASS, connecting Great Hall Courtyard to the rest of the Spine. Installation started over Easter vacation however, the canopy itself has not yet been fitted.

 

In the South

 

Construction of the area to the front of Engineering, which is to be known as Engineering Square, has commenced. Heavy ground works and steel works will be undertaken in the area over the coming weeks to prepare for paving, and the installation of the new canopy. These works will mark the final phase of the project and are expected to complete by summer vacation this year

 

Looking for somewhere quiet?

 

Specially designated quiet spaces are dotted around campus, away from the hustle and bustle of the Spine and available for you to use any time. 

The spaces are listed here but if you have trouble finding them, just visit the nearest porters lodge for assistance: 

  • Graduate College Computer Labs and quiet study room (Postgraduates only)
  • Cartmel Barker House (Old Farm House A&B floor)  study & PC's
  • Lonsdale Lab B02 ISS PC Lab, B03 quiet study area
  • Pendle A13 ISS PC Lab
  • Furness A08 study room
  • Grizedale B03 Quiet study
  • Fylde college A40 off campus
  • LUMS A022
  • LICA C30

 

 

 

Find out more...

 

Regular updates for the Spine Remodelling Project, including any changes to the dates or works published here, can be found on the Lancaster University website: www.lancaster.ac.uk/spine