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UCLan Masterplan takes shape across Preston’s skyline

Posted on - 5th May, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, University
The Student Centre from above what will be Civic Square
The Student Centre from above what will be Civic Square

New drone photos show how the University of Central Lancashire’s £200 million Masterplan is taking shape.

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Work is underway on the steel-framed Student Centre, with 450 tonnes of primed steel ­being lifted into place using mobile cranes.

Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Information and Infrastructure Officer said: “The vision for the campus and the world-class facilities it will provide are becoming increasingly visible. The scale and quality of the development is there for all to see and the benefits for students, staff and the community is becoming clear.

“We would like to thank all the construction staff involved in the Student Centre and associated highways project for their hard work and determination to push the development forward at this difficult time.”  

Drone shot shows the scale of the project from above
Drone shot shows the scale of the project from above

Designed by Hawkins\Brown following an international RIBA competition, the 7,304 sq. m. UCLan Student Centre building will provide a new reception area, informal learning spaces and a student wellbeing support centre.

The new Student Centre rises against the Preston skyline
The new Student Centre rises against the Preston skyline

The new square will span 8,440 sq. m. including the St Peter’s area, providing flexible and adaptable spaces for a wide range of community, public, business and student uses.

Read more: Preston’s bee population to rise thanks to UCLan rooftop hives

To keep informed of any travel updates and for more detail about current highways information and diversions, visit www.uclanmasterplan.co.uk or follow @uclanmasterplan on Twitter. Alternatively, you can email the Masterplan team at uclanmasterplan@uclan.ac.uk.

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