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.