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

Spine Remodelling Competition to rejuvenate the pedestrian spaces across the Lancaster University campus.