Please see below some answers to questions we think you might have. If your question isn’t answered here come and talk to us at one of our events or get in touch.

Email us your questions to: UCLanMasterplan@uclan.ac.uk

Yes, we are committed to enhancing the safety and accessibility of the campus for cyclists, improving connectivity into the City Centre and cycle travel across campus.

We propose to provide cycle lanes along the key road links and create cycle paths on new landscaped features to enhance accessibility between the City and campus.

There is currently little formal provision for cycling in streets across the campus area which is reflected in a relatively low level of cycle use and so we are hoping these changes will be beneficial for all cyclists.

There will be numerous changes to car parking across campus throughout the course of the Masterplan.

Foster car park has now been permanently closed to make way for the Engineering and Innovation Centre. C&T (Radnor) car park has been closed temporarily for the site offices.

Car parking at the back of Foster Building has been temporarily relocated whilst the Social Space is built.

The UCLan Pre-School drop off bays will be relocated to Leighton 2 Car Park.

Hope Street car park remains open to permit holders during the works.

At weekends UCLan car parks are available and free for general public use.

You can find the current version of the Campus map here.


Heading into the city centre the buses will follow a route down Plungington Road – Adelphi Street – Victoria Street – Moor Lane – Friargate.
Heading away from the city centre the buses will follow a route along Friargate – Moor Lane – Victoria Street – Adelphi Street – Plungington Road.

Bus stops are installed along Moor Lane and additional stops are on Victoria Street. We will also remove the car parking along Victoria Street to make way for buses in both directions.

Preston Bus services 31, 35 and 44 will divert via Corporation Street, Brook Street, Blackpool Road and then normal from Plungington Road in both directions. A temporary bus stop in both directions will be sited on Corporation Street near to Ring Way. For clarity Friargate Bus stops will not be served and customers will need to board at ether Bus Station, Ring Way (Market Stop) and Corpoartion Street.

To achieve this vision, the University is working very closely alongside our key partners at the City and County Council on the detailed planning and execution of the proposals and associated road network changes.

We propose to partially stop up Adelphi Street, from Victoria Street to St Peter’s Street, making it accessible to pedestrians and cyclists only. Adelphi Street from the roundabout heading North to St Peters Street will be one way only, with parking along one side, giving public access to the local businesses and residences. Access to Adelphi Street from the North heading South will be open to the public up to Victoria Street.

There will be a proportion of time whilst the highways works and the building of the Student Centre and Square take place, that there will be minimal access to the roads surrounding the Adelphi Quarter. Lancashire County Council as the highways agency and contractor will ensure that this is done in such a way that the minimal amount of disruption is caused. Once the building works have finished the public will have access to all roads around and through the new square.

Our aim is to create a healthy and sustainable campus which is safe for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst ensuring key transport routes and connections are maintained and essential service routes are accommodated. In keeping with developments elsewhere in the City, the incorporation of ‘shared space’, where pedestrians and vehicles have equal priority will be a feature of the plan.

For more details, read the updated highways page.

We are proposing to relocate the majority of car parking from the centre of the campus to the perimeter in safe, well illuminated areas, with provision for priority users and some visitor parking remaining central. We believe that this will help to promote a healthier more pedestrian friendly campus and create opportunities to develop greener sites.

The Masterplan proposals set out to create a striking new environment for students, staff and the wider community over a period of five years, reinforcing key routes and spaces and adding dramatic new developments in the form of buildings, Squares and landscaped areas.

The University will be making a multi-million pound investment over the next five years to create a truly inspiring educational environment which blends world class teaching and learning facilities with green and accessible spaces for the benefit of everyone. The total cost of the transformation is estimated to be £200 million.

As a pedestrian, the Adelphi roundabout can be congested and difficult to cross. Working with our partners at the City and County Council, the plans to reconfigure the road layout delivers the opportunity to create a new public space and provides a new heart and gateway to the campus. We would like to develop a new square to become a ‘go to’ area for students, staff and the wider Preston community to use and enjoy. We also believe this new public area will play a crucial role in bringing together the University and City communities like never before.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.

The University is looking to apply these standards to the substructure of the EIC Building and the surrounding plaza area. The University is choosing to adopt ‘Breeam Excellent’ status for a number of reasons: We have funding criteria that requires it; our planning application incorporates it; and it links well from the perspective of ISO 14001 accreditation (which the University is proud to hold).

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