Spine Remodelling

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

Further information on the project phases, diversion routes and FAQs can be found by clicking on the buttons below. Our Spine Remodelling Presentation 2017 also provides more details.

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Aims of the Project

The Spine Remodelling project aims to rejuvenate what is arguably one of the most used ‘rooms’ on the Lancaster University campus. 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. Through consultation with stakeholders, Rick Mather Architects have incorporated ideas sought from students and staff into their designs.

To bring the design to life, view our flythrough video below to help visualise the project. It starts outside the Great Hall and takes you southwards down the Spine.