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Road closures at Preston university campus given new dates

Posted on - 25th May, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Roads, Transport, UCLan, University
St Peter's Square is set to see all these houses flattened Pic: Blog Preston
St Peter’s Square is set to see all these houses flattened Pic: Blog Preston

Two parts of Preston university’s £200million campus masterplan have been pushed back slightly.

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Road closures had been announced for Maudland Road and St Peter’s Square.

Both are still going ahead but the University of Central Lancashire says they have needed to alter the closures.

St Peter’s Square will close to vehicles and pedestrians as demolition is started on the terraced houses.

The university says the demolition has to be ‘careful and considered’ due to the Miley Tunnel running underneath. Work starts on Tuesday 28 May.

St Peter’s Square is due to become fully pedestrianised once demolition is complete and the new £60million student centre is built.

Read more: UCLan applies to demolish church wall as part of masterplan proposals

Maudland Road, off Fylde Road, was due to shut in April but delays in deliveries for building the new student centre have pushed back to the closure.

The road is due to close for two years from Monday 3 June.

Pedestrian access is being maintained along the southern side of the road along the side of the new engineering centre.

A spokesman for UCLan said: “Due to the many works happening on campus simultaneously it is important for staff to note that there may be some unavoidable delays in daily services such as mail and catering deliveries and maintenance.

“However, we will do our utmost to avoid causing delays where possible.

“We understand that there will be frustrations during this period of transformation on campus and will endeavour to make the transition as smooth as possible, but we hope you will agree that the end result of our wonderful Student Centre, University Square and improved public realm will be worth it in the end.”

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