Friargate set to reopen as UCLan Masterplan enters next phase

Posted on - 22nd September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, UCLan, University campus
Part of the new road layout at the UCLan Masterplan Highways scheme
Part of the new road layout

Roads including Friargate are set to reopen as the £200m UCLan Masterplan development enters its next phase.


From mid October, a new east-west road in front of the new UCLan Student Centre will open, in addition to access from adjoining roads on Moor Lane and Friargate.

Access to Walker Street and Adelphi Street will remain closed until early new year due to unforeseen problems with uncharted buried utilities.

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Highways work will move into Phase Four on Corporation Street, which will close to motorists and pedestrians between Edward Street and Kendal Street. Other arrangements for motorists and pedestrians will be released closer to the time.

Highways contractor Balfour Beatty Operations Manager, Graeme Moffat, said: “We are making good progress as we move into Phase Four of the highways scheme thanks to the hard work of our dedicated teams and supply chain partners who are continuing to work efficiently and safely throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have minimised disruption to the travelling public while delivering all works strictly adhering to Balfour Beatty’s Site Operating Procedures to ensure the continued health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work for and with us.”

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Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Information and Infrastructure Officer, added: “We would like to thank the public for their patience through this time but we can now start to see the shape of things to come and what a world-class facility and environment we are creating. All this is challenging whilst also ensuring the safety of those working on site and the general public moving around the area.”

UCLan car parks are available and free for general public use at weekends.

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