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Campus works impacting roads, access and parking

Pedestrian access along the section of Refectory Road adjacent to the East Slope construction site is closed

Essential work continues across the campus to improve our facilities and infrastructure. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

This update should give you an indication of work that is planned for the coming week and how this might affect you. 

Car parks

  • P1 Science car park: open (c20 spaces closed)
  • P3 Biology Road car park: open
  • P4 Sussex House car park: open
  • P5 Sport Centre car park: open
  • P7 Jubilee car park: open
  • P7a Arts car park: open
  • P8 Park Village car park: open (restricted access 7-9 January)
  • P9 Lewes Court car park: open (restricted access 7-9 January)
  • P11 Knights Gate car park: open

Roads, access and other works

Refectory Road

ADVANCE NOTICE: A planned closure of Refectory Road will take place between 8am and 5pm on Monday 7, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 January 2019. This is to allow for works connecting essential services and utilities to the new East Slope development site, which will involve excavation across Refectory Road.  

The affected section of road is adjacent to Kent House. (Norwich House Road will be open for access to Bramber House and York House, etc.) There will be no access to the north of Refectory Road beyond this point.

Please note that vehicles will not be able to access or exit the Park Village (P8) and Lewes Court (P9) car parks via Refectory Road, during these periods. Additionally, buses will not call at any stops north of Refectory Road.

Access for emergency vehicles and Blue Badge holders will be maintained throughout the period of these works.

Boiler House Hill

The previously postponed crane-lifting works on Boiler House Hill are now scheduled to take place during the forthcoming weekend, weather permitting. On Friday 14 December, the pedestrian walkway adjacent to the Energy Centre will be closed in order to install the crane.

From Friday afternoon, one lane will also be closed at the bottom of Boiler House Hill, with temporary traffic management signals in place. The road is expected to fully re-open late on Sunday evening, with the footpath being reinstated by mid-morning on Monday 17 December.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex & SEF
Last updated: Friday, 14 December 2018


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