Current Project Phases

Please find below details of the current phases of work.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the facilities help desk via email: or by phone: 01524 593333.

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North Spine

The North Spine has been dramatically reduced in width from the Chemistry building down to Physics Garden. A diversion is in place via Bowland North and Bowland Main Quads.

South Spine

The South Spine is fully closed from the steps at Furness College down to the Fylde building. A diversion is in place via Edward Roberts Court, along the back of Furness and through Fylde Quad. 


Furness College Lift

  • Furness lift remains closed. An accessible diversion is available, please click here to see the route

North Spine – Great Hall Square

  • Work has completed in the Great Hall Square and the area is open
  • The area features levelled pathways, new paving, new seating, a water feature, new bike store and planted areas
  • The completion closely follows the opening of Physics Garden and indicates the progress the project is making overall

North Spine – Great Hall Court

  • Work is in progress in the Great Hall Court between Ash House, Bowland North and the Great Hall
  • Access to the Great Hall through at least one set of double doors will be maintained throughout the works
  • Access to the Peter Scott Gallery will also be maintained

North Spine – Physics Garden

  • Work is now complete on Physics Garden. The area opened on the 26th June 2017 and features vibrant garden areas, seating throughout and a water feature. The area is the first fully opened area of the project to open
  • The remodelled area spans from the Physics building over to the Faraday building
  • A productive herb garden, improved pathways and a much lighter area has been created
  • A diversion route is in place from Faraday main entrance which is now accessible via Physics Garden
  • Access to Faraday lecture theatres, Santander, the Pharmacy, Subway and Blackwell’s is maintained on the narrowed Spine
  • The main entrance to the Physics building is now open
  • All diversion routes will be well signed 

South Spine – Furness College Court

  • Furness College Court is now open although access to the stairway is currently closed
  • The area being remodelled spans from the bottom of Furness staircase to just beyond Furness College main entrance
  • A new lift will be installed, the staircase is being widened, large trees have been planted and pathways will be improved
  • The Spine is completely closed from Furness College main entrance to the bottom of the stairway.
  • The Doors to Furness College Main Entrance have been closed on the Spine facing side of the building whilst Canopy works are carried out. 
  • A diversion route is in place via Edward Roberts Court, along the back of Furness College and then through Fylde Quad, view here
  • The doors into Pizzetta Republic and Furness laundrette off the Spine are now accessible                                                                                   
  • Furness lift will remain closed until the end of summer therefore a signed accessible route will remain in place