History Of The Spine

The Spine is an integral part of Lancaster University and has long been used as a route for people to get from one end of campus to the other. 

1961

Lancaster University’s Campus is situated in North West Lancashire.

1964

The original Shepheard & Epstein Masterplan took reference from Italian hill-top villages and proposed a compact arrangement of connected buildings.

1975

Main body of the Campus completed.

2003-2006

Period of intense expansion. New buildings broke the original simple geometry of campus.

2007

New Masterplan for the campus created by John McAslan & Partners consisting of new buildings for expanding educational facilities including LICA Building and Charles Carter Building.

2014

Global RIBA competition was launched to find a design team to produce transformational project designs.

2016

Major remodelling works began as the contractor sets up compounds in the north and south Spine ready to transform the Spine thoroughfare in to a 21st century space providing a vibrant, light, weather protected route.