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.


Disruption around Spring Lane building - 14 March 2024

External window works will be taking place at the Spring Lane building. This will require cherry picker access and may affect the use of the footpath from Derwent P to the back of the Spring Lane building. Please use alternative access through and around the building. 

Works on University Road - 19 February until 8 March 2024

To allow IT cables to be moved, our contractors will be working across University Road for around a three week period from late February until early March. Traffic management will be in place, however there undoubtedly will be delays in the area. A section of the footpath on the library side of University Road will also be unavailable from opposite the Harewood Way junction towards the roundabout at Innovation Way for the same period. 

Works on Harewood Way -  February until late March 2024

Work to move IT cables will begin on Harewood Way on 10 February. The works will progress from University Road around to the Careers building. Harewood Way will be kept open at all times with traffic management in place however the footpath and crossing near the Spring Lane building may be temporarily affected. 

Parking on campus - Visit days - 14 February to 1 May 2024

There are a number of post offer visit days from February to May 2024. These take place on Wednesday's and Saturday's. On Wednesday's we ask people to park off site whilst on Saturday's they can park on campus. Please be aware that the availability of parking on campus may be affected. The dates are:

  • Wednesday 14 February
  • Wednesday 21 February
  • Saturday 9 March
  • Saturday 16 March
  • Saturday 13 April
  • Saturday 20 April
  • Wednesday 1 May

Additional blue badge parking is provided for visitors on all dates on Campus South Car Park.

West Moor Lane roadworks - 25 to 28 March 2024 

West Moor Lane road, close to Halifax College on Campus West, is being resurfaced between Monday 25 and Thursday 28 March and will be inaccessible during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Routine surveys of buildings - 28 November 2023

From Tuesday 28 November there will be contractors on campus conducting routine surveys of some of our buildings. Initial surveys will be undertaken from the ground with binoculars and cameras. 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 2023 - 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.

Refurbishment work, Ron Cooke Hub - October 2023 to late April 2024

Work to bring together some of the departments of the School of Arts and Creative Technologies (ACT) will start in the Ron Cooke Hub on Monday 23 October 2023. The refurbishment will take place inside the building only; impact on surrounding buildings and services should be minimal. The building (including the cafe and reception area) will, in general, be closed to staff and students. However, some areas will remain open including the Lakehouse, lecture theatre, study decks, toilets and prayer room.

Berrick Saul lift unavailable - November 2023 to February 2024

The lift in the Berrick Saul building will be unavailable for three months from Wednesday 29 November until Thursday 29 February 2024 to allow for essential work involving the full replacement of the lift. Please consider this reduced access when booking any meetings or events in this building.

Central car park closures - from 3 May 2023

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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