We try really hard to minimise the level of disruption that may occur when expanding and renewing our campus, but sometimes, for example, we have to close specific areas or divert footpaths to carry out necessary work safely, and as quickly as possible.  

Keep up to date with current works so you can better plan your journey to, from and around campus.


Ron Cooke Hub reception reopening - Tuesday 25 June

Following its relocation to the Law and Sociology Building, the reception will resume operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Replacement of lift to Library Bridge - June 24 to early August 2024

Essential work on the lift from University Road to the library bridge (giving access to the library) will begin in late June. The work will replace the lift and improve its reliability for those who need it. The bridge and ramp will remain open. For more information including a diversionary route visit our web page. 

Creation of Changing Places facility in Ron Cooke Hub from June 24 to mid August 2024

Work to create an additional Changing Places toilet facility at the western (Computer Science) end of Ron Cooke Hub.  There will be no access to the ground floor accessible shower during these works. 

Psychology – June 17 to late July 2024

A new student study space in being created in Psychology. Access to the building is not affected however part of the main corridor on the ground floor will be closed and access to the lecture theatre will be from the outside of the building. A number of car parking spaces will be unavailable for the duration of the build period. We apologise for any additional noise these works will cause.

Spring Lane Building – June 4 to early August 2024

The creation of a Translation and Interpretation Suite on the second floor of the Spring Lane building has begun. The works should not cause any access issues however, there may be some additional noise in the building and the new parking spaces immediately adjacent to the building will be closed for the nine week duration of the build.

External work at York Campus Nursery - June 2024

Work to install solar panels on the roof of the nursery building on Campus East will take place throughout June. The installation will be at weekends only, to minimise disruption. 

In addition, landscaping works are ongoing to the west of the building.

Car park closures for Open Day - Thursday 20 to Monday 24 June 2024

Open Days are being held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June. Campus South Car Park will be used as the bus terminus and Campus West Car Park will be used for Blue Badge parking. Estates and Mailroom will have access to continue their operations over these dates, and the C1 bus service will run as usual. If you have any questions, contact openday@york.ac.uk.

Please ensure you move your car from the affected car parks before they close, and park elsewhere on campus during the closure.

Temporary Closure of EV Charging Bays - 14 June 2024

All Electric Vehicle (EV) charging bays across campus will be temporarily closed on Friday 14 June 2024 for essential maintenance work. Bays must be vacated by 5pm on Thursday 13 June and will reopen on Saturday 15 June.

Further surveys of CLASP buildings - from May 2024

From May 2024, there will be contractors on campus conducting routine surveys of some of our CLASP buildings. In most cases this will involve using a cherry picker, however we expect minimal disturbance to staff and students. The buildings to be surveyed include:

  • Derwent College blocks, A, B, C, D, J, K ,L and M
  • Vanbrugh College blocks A and B
Non residential:
  • Alcuin A,B,D, AEC, AEW
  • Chemistry A,B 
  • Biology A, B, C, D ,E, F
  • Boilerhouse
  • Physics Spine and X blocks
  • YUSU building and adjacent
  • Grimston House
  • Derwent Nucleus
  • James Nucleus
  • Wentworth Nucleus
  • Eric Milner White A, B

Church Lane Building, development of engineering workshop - Late October to May 2024

Work on the annex at the Church Lane building to expand the workshop for the Engineering department will begin on Monday 23 October. The work is expected to last around six months. Most of the work is internal and we do not expect it to be particularly disruptive. However, as with all building work, there may be increased noise at times.

Central car park closures 

Car park 2.4 (Campus Central) is now partially closed.  The nearest alternative car parks are:

The accessible bays near the former Security Centre are now blocked off but the accessible bays near the Spring Lane Building are unaffected. Additional accessible bays have been provided alongside the hoarding. The route to the lift and library remains level and clear.


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