Road closures in place around Mappin Street

From around Monday 6 August, two roads will be closing in order to begin construction of the Royce Discovery Centre.

The project will run from start of August until early 2020 and both roads will be closed for the duration. Orange Street will be closed to vehicles from the junction of Portobello Street and Holland Street, but pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use a footpath on one side of the road.

A portion of Portobello Lane will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians. Access to the Hawley building and the Portobello Centre will be available via Pitt Street. Fire exits for the Sir henry Stephenson building will be operational.

Thank you for your patience while we build this innovative new facility for the Faculty of Engineering. If you have any questions, contact project manager Richard Parr (

Royce Discovery centre road closures