23 January 2019
In January 2018, Lancaster University undertook a series of comprehensive accessibility audits to be able to report on where important improvements could be made to accessibility on campus.

The Accessible Campus project has since been introduced to follow up on these reports with prioritised changes to meet or exceed current legislation. As a result, the University has successfully implemented new design standards, aimed at creating a benchmark for accessibility on campus that exceeds current British Standard BS8300 and other legislations.

In November 2018, The University appointed a contractor and began work on a series of external spaces around campus. Paving, ramps, handrails and steps have addressed in a number of prioritised areas including Lancaster Square, both Bowland Quads and Furness, with improvements currently being made around Fylde building.

Work continues across campus due to the University’s continued commitment to invest in these improvements. The next phase will continue to address additional external spaces, as well as commencing audits of the internal accessible environment across campus.

Keep up to date…

Follow the project progress online here.

To receive regular Accessible Campus project updates email accessiblecampus@lancaster.ac.uk