Vision Impaired Directions

Descriptive Directions for Spine Remodelling Project:

Latest Update for temporary closure to North Spine from Alexandra Square is valid only on 12th and 13th May and can be downloaded here: Temporary Update 12th and 13th May 2018

Update as at 10:06am on 25th April 2018.

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North Spine

 

The North Spine is under construction in 3 key areas. The area between Bowland North and FASS, the area adjacent to the Faraday complex, and the mouth of the North Spine around Physics Garden.

 

The entrance to the North Spine from Alexandra Square is currently open. The pathway is restricted in width from the left so please keep to the right when approaching from Alexandra Square (the side nearest Santander).

 

To access the Spine North of Blackwell’s Bookshop use the following route from Physics Garden:

  • Here there are two routes – a route through Bowland Quad, to Bowland Avenue and up to Great Hall Square or an alternate route through the Faraday Complex (Both routes are accessible)

 

Faraday Complex Route:

  • Proceed from the North Spine up the ramp towards the Physics Building.
  • Half way up the ramp, follow the route round to the left towards the Faraday Building.
  • Enter the Faraday Building and turn right
  • Proceed through the building turning Left and continuing through the corridor to exit the building via the Chemistry main doors.
  • Turn right on exiting the Chemistry Building and follow the wooden fencing 10 – 15 metres before following it left and continuing on the pathway.
  • At the end of the wooden fencing, proceed forwards on the pathway until you reach grass. At this point, you may turn left down some stairs if you are able to do so. This will take you in to County South Quad where you may access the Spine via either cut-through.
  • If unable to take the stairs, turn right and follow the pathway, keeping to the left, which will lead you to the County South PDR’s (Private Dining Rooms). Proceed through the doors, which will lead to the Lounge restaurant in County South Quad.

 

Bowland North Quad Route: Please note that both entrances to the Spine to Bowland Quad are currently open.

  • Proceed from the North Spine, back through either cut-through in to Bowland Quad.
  • Once in the Quad, turn right and follow the pathway route towards the Welcome Centre.
  • Once you have navigated the Quad, cut-through the building by turning right and proceeding to the Welcome Centre at the top of Bowland Avenue.
  • Join the pathway on Bowland Avenue on the North side and follow the road until you reach Great Hall Square.
  • Once you reach Great Hall Square, the route through Great Hall Square to reach Great Hall Court (County Diner etc.) is clear as usual.
  • Please note that access is closed from County South Laundrette to the Bowland North entrance of the North Spine. There is no access through Bowland North Quad to the North Spine.
  • County South Laundrette is out of use. The nearest laundrette to this location is County Main.

 

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, if you have any questions or need further support, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or email facilities.helpdesk@lancaster.ac.uk

 

 

South Spine

 

The South Spine is under construction between Alexandra Square and the bottom of the ramp opposite the Deli. The Deli and LUSU Living remain open from Edward Roberts Courtyard.

Alexandra Square to South Spine

  • From the entrance to the South Spine turn left towards Costa Coffee
  • Take the cut-through next to Costa Coffee in to Edward Roberts Courtyard
  • Once in Edward Roberts Courtyard turn right and proceed down the ramp

 

Note: Half way down the ramp, you may turn right to access the Deli or LUSU Living

  • Continue down the ramp and exit Edward Roberts Courtyard southwards
  • Follow the road until you reach Fylde Quad on the right.
  • Continue through Fylde Quad until you reach the South Spine. Here you may turn right to access LEC and Pizzetta (Furness College is closed from the Spine-side) or left for Science and Technology and beyond.

 

Note: the lift in Furness College is now available for use and as such, people finding it difficult to use stairs may use this route to access the Furness Building from the Spine.

 

Alexandra Square to South Campus

  • From the entrance to the South Spine turn left towards Costa Coffee
  • Take the cut-through next to Costa Coffee in to Edward Roberts Courtyard
  • Once in Edward Roberts Courtyard turn right and proceed down the ramp
  • Continue down the ramp and exit Edward Roberts Courtyard to the right
  • Proceed southwards down the road beyond Fylde college on the right until you reach the courtyard behind Science and Technology
  • Continue half right down the path and enter the Science and Technology Building
  • Upon entering the Science and Technology Building, turn half-left and proceed through the exit on the opposite side.
  • Once out of the building turn left for LUMS and the rest of south campus or right to access the Engineering Building.

 

Note: the Spine side entrance in to Furness Building is currently closed. To access Furness Building from the Spine please use the lift or stairs outside Pizzetta, down the corridor adjacent to the Furness Lecture Theatres and in to the Furness College porter’s area.

 

 

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