Current Project Phases

Please find below details of the current phases of work.

If you have any questions about the project, please stop by the Design the Spine stall at the Farmers’ Market every Thursday (in term time only) from 12-2pm on Alexandra Square. 

SPINE CLOSURES

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. 

 

Please follow all diversion signage and make yourself familiar with the routes here

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 begun in the Great Hall Square
  • Levelled pathways, new seating, a water feature and planted areas will be created

Phase One

  • During the first phase, the area between the east of Ash House and the west of the Great Hall will be remodelled for a period of four weeks
  • The contractor compound will be located in the middle of the square
  • Access to the Great Hall and through the Square will be maintained. A route between CETAD and Bowland Annexe will be available to reach the campus north of the Great Hall, view here

Phase Two

  • During phase two, the main square area will be remodelled between Ash House, the Great Hall and Bowland Annexe
  • The same access as phase one will be maintained
  • Further details on this phase will be available soon

North Spine – Physics Garden

  • Work has begun on the Physics Garden
  • The area being remodelled spans from the Physics building over to the Faraday building
  • A productive herb garden, improved pathways and a much lighter area will be created
  • A diversion route is in place via Bowland Main Quad and Bowland North Quad to divert traffic away from the narrowed Spine, view here
  • Access to Faraday lecture theatres, Santander, the Pharmacy, Subway and Blackwell’s will be maintained on the narrowed Spine
  • The main entrance to the Physics building will be closed
  • Pedestrian access to the Physics building will be via the Faraday lecture theatre entrance from the Spine, view here
  • An accessible route to Faraday lecture theatres and Physics is available via the Chemistry building entrance on John Creed Avenue, view here
  • An out of hours route to the Physics building will also be available with current access cards, view here
  • All diversion routes will be well signed 

South Spine – Furness College Court

  • Work has begun in Furness College Court
  • The area being remodelled spans from Furness staircase over to the north side of Fylde College
  • A new lift will be installed, the staircase will be widened, large trees will be planted and pathways will be improved

Phase One

  • During the first phase, foundations for the new lift shaft will be laid for a period of two weeks
  • Access along the Spine and to Pizzetta Republic will remain
  • Furness lift will remain closed therefore an accessible route will be available
  • The doors into Furness laundrette off the Spine will be inaccessible therefore the back entrance (next to Bailrigg FM) will be the only entrance

Phase Two

  • The Spine is fully closed from the top of Furness steps to Fylde College until the end of February
  • 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 will be inaccessible, therefore the back entrance (next to Bailrigg FM) will become the main entrance                                                                                                                                                                                  

Phase Three

  • During phase three, the Spine will re-open with a temporary narrowed width for six weeks
  • Furness lift will remain closed therefore an accessible route will be available
  • Access to Pizzetta Republic will be maintained through one doorway
  • The doors into Furness laundrette off the Spine will be inaccessible therefore the back entrance (next to Bailrigg FM) will be the only entrance