Construction projects

Check below for information on construction projects on campus that are currently underway or starting soon

Concourse redevelopmentConcourse

Work on the University’s Concourse refurbishment starts on 19 February with the creation of a flexible civic space with communal seating areas, new lighting and replacement of the 50-year-old paving. It will be complete for summer graduation ceremonies in mid-July. Throughout the work, we are also upgrading security bollards around Concourse and the Arts Tower.

Latest information:

  • The ramp to Hicks building from concourse is now closed. The map below indicates accessible areas. There are two alternative routes to access Hicks building from concourse - either by travelling under the flyover and using the new crossing, or using the stairs next to the Octagon and walking down the footpath towards Hicks.

Concourse map with ramp closure

  • In coming weeks, access down to the ramp to Interval Bar and the Cycle Hub will be reopened. However, the path from the concourse to Western Bank crossing will be closed.

  • You can now access Coffee Revolution via the side door and the external cash machines have been reinstated.

  • Around 6 April a lime tree on Concourse will be removed and replanted on the Broad Lane area of campus.

  • Cycle hoops beneath the Concourse bridge will be removed on week commencing 19 March. Temporary cycle parking will be available next to the Alfred Denny building and all staff and students have swipe access to the new Cycle Hub (accessible from Leavy Greave steps/Glossop Road for the first portion of the programme).

  • There will always be access under the bridge. However, at busy times you may find it quicker to use the Western Bank crossing.

  • Access to the Cycle Hub and Interval Bar will be from Glossop Road/Leavy Greave steps for the first portion of the programme.

  • For some of the programme, access to Coffee Revolution will be via the main Students' Union entrance. The external cash machines are decommissioned for the first part of our programme - there are Santander machines inside the Students' Union.

  • From 1 March a large silo will be situated next to Western Bank. This equipment is essential to ensuring that work is finished on site for graduation ceremonies in July.

Information CommonsInformation Commons Lifts

After ten years the lifts in the IC are in need of a refresh! Work will start on Monday 5 February and should be complete by the summer. The lifts will be replaced one at a time, so that there is always one of the regular lifts still in service, and an additional lift will be opened up for student use while the work is underway.

To minimise disruption to students, the work will be carried out overnight, with any noisy works scheduled for the least busy times. We hope that the work won't disrupt your studies, but if you do experience any significant disturbance, please email the EFM Help Desk at to let us know.

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