Spine Remodelling

The construction phase of the Spine Remodelling Project is well underway and is due to complete in 2018.  The scope of the project spans from the Great Hall down to the George Fox building.

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Current Diversion Routes

Spine Works Updates


Aims of the Project

The aim of the Design the Spine campaign was to consult with stakeholders across the University, to gather ideas and feedback which could be put to use during the design stage of the project. Stakeholders included staff and students at the University, including people with disabilities. The consultation stage was drawn out over a number of months to ensure the design team gathered a wealth of feedback and understood the requirements for what is arguably one of the most used ‘rooms’ on the Lancaster University campus; the thoroughfare know as the Spine. Although it is currently used as a route for many people to get from one end of the campus to the other, the vision is for something much more.

Rick Mather Architects’ design acknowledges the pioneering model that Lancaster had provided for the University campus in the 1960s and 1970s, but focusses on the demands and future needs of a modern University in an approach which considers the campus as a whole.

The project will bring the kilometre-long walkway into the 21st Century, to provide a vibrant, light, weather protected route, offering a variety of environments to reinforce its identity as the main campus thoroughfare.