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Fylde Building demolition at Adelphi roundabout begins

Posted on - 5th August, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Redevelopment, UCLan, University
Signs have gone up along with fencing around the Fylde building Pic: Tony Worrall

Signs have gone up along with fencing around the Fylde building Pic: Tony Worrall

The first stage in major changes to the Adelphi roundabout and the heart of the University of Central Lancashire campus has begun.

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Fylde Building is due to be demolished during the next 16 weeks and preparation work has started.

Branded as the Adelphi Square a new landmark building and changes to the roundabout are being done, costing £200 million.

Adelphi Square would replace the Adelphi roundabout

Adelphi Square would replace the Adelphi roundabout

Standing since the 1960s the Fylde building has been a major feature of the Preston landscape.

It was originally office space before UCLan bought the building in the 1970s – when it was Preston Polytechnic.

UCLan director of facilities management Paul Morris said: “The Fylde Building was no longer fit for purpose but its demolition marks the end of an era and the first significant change to Preston’s landscape as part of the Masterplan. Exciting times are ahead and the building will make way for a new, more open public space which will benefit both students and the wider community.

“Essential site preparation is currently being carried out and the demolition is expected to take around 16 weeks. We’re working with local authorities to keep disruption to a minimum and will be keeping people informed as much as possible. This is a significant development for the city – the removal of the Fylde Building is only the first step but a key one as the project starts to come to life.”

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