Projects and Development
Current Building & Refurbishment Projects
Bowland South East and Tower Refurbishment
Project Manager: Helen Wood
The University is investing £3.2m into the refurbishment of Bowland Tower and Bowland south and east wings to provide high quality student accommodation.
The project will include alterations to Bowland Tower and a change of use of existing offices and meeting spaces within Bowland South East back to its original use as student accommodation. Current occupants are being relocated to newer, more modern office facilities around the campus.
Whilst A floor will be maintained as entrance and stores, B and C floors will be converted from offices to student accommodation, providing shared kitchen, toilet and shower facilities for the flats within Bowland East.
Floors D to O within the tower will be adjusted to 5 bedroom flats (complete with ensuite bathrooms) on each floor and shared kitchen/ lounge facilities.
Both floors of Bowland East contain an almost identical layout of one five-person flat and one seven-person flat arranged either side of the existing staircase.
Both floors of Bowland South contain an almost identical layout of two ten-person flats and one six-person flat, served by two existing staircases. The kitchen and wash rooms for the six-person flat are within Bowland Tower footprint, although the existing connecting door is to be removed and the corridor opened up to form a complete self-contained flat.
New partition walls and doors will form new shared kitchen toilet and shower rooms within flats.
Each bedroom is to receive new built-in desks, wardrobes, bookcases with maple effect veneer laminated furniture. The new kitchens will be fitted out with new modern built-in cupboards, counters, cooking appliances and sinks, as well as all new loose kitchen appliances and dining furniture.
The accommodation will be available from January 2014.
To find out more about the accommodation and how to book visit lancs.ac.uk/accommodation
New Chemistry Department
Project Manager: Suzanne Parkinson
Work is underway to refurbish part of the Faraday building, previously the UPP offices, into a first class laboratory development for the new Chemistry Department. Reflecting the growing popularity of Chemistry at Lancaster and its aspiration to deliver high teaching and research, the newly refurbished area will provide a first class learning environment.
Any enquiries about the work should be directed to the Project Manager, Suzanne Parkinson through the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or email@example.com.
Demolition of the old Centre for Sport and Recreation
Project Manager: Stewart Foy
Work to demolish the old Centre for Sport and Recreation is due to be completed by the end of June 2013.
Project Manager: John Lee
Essential maintenance and repair works to the existing structure to make it weatherproof and secure. Work commenced in January 2013 and is due to last for 12 weeks.
Bowland Main retail units
Project Manager: Chris Maughan
Four retail units are to be created in Bowland Main, and works to windows and doors will begin in March 2013.