Universities update on new buildings

By Tim Aldred

13 Feb 2020

The University of Central Lancashire has released an update of its showpiece student centre while Lancaster University has announced a new £17m extension to its engineering facilities.

Construction is underway at UCLan's £60m student centre (pictured), part of its £200m Masterplan. The 450 tonnes of primed steel being delivered to the site is creating the framework, with 1,520 pieces of steel in all being lifted into place via mobile cranes by contractor Bowmer + Kirkland.

At the same time, 1,848 sq m of timber flooring will be installed to all three upper levels of the impressive building – which will reach 16.5 metres in height in front of what will be an expansive Civic Square.

Michael Ahern, UCLan’s chief information and infrastructure officer said: “This is an exciting time for the project as we start to see the scale of the Student Centre and the skyline of the campus changing."

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