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Enabling works to start for West Slope development

To keep disruption to a minimum, contractors will be undertaking service diversions in phases, moving from one part of campus to another once work is completed in that area.

As part of the West Slope development and SEF summer projects, the Lewes Court car park (P9) will be closed until the end of October 2020.

Enabling works are about to start as part of a project to develop new student housing and facilities on the University of Sussex campus at Falmer.

Together with contractor Balfour Beatty, the University has submitted a planning application to Brighton & Hove City Council for a new development that will double the amount of student housing on the West Slope of campus. 

As part of the project, contractors will be carrying out some works around the proposed construction site – which includes Park Village, Kulukundis House, Lancaster House, Kent House and York House ­– from March to November 2020. These essential works involve the diversion of vital services such as water, gas, electricity and IT.

To keep disruption to a minimum, the contractors will be undertaking the diversions in phases, moving from one part of the campus to another once work is completed in that area. And to minimise the impact on students, they will be carrying out the majority of work during the summer vacation.

If you have a query or concern about these enabling works, email westslope@sussex.ac.uk or come to one of the weekly drop-in sessions – every Wednesday in Eat Central, on the ground floor of Bramber House, from 3–4pm.

As part of the West Slope development and summer projects being carried out by Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF), the Lewes Court car park (P9) will be closed until the end of October 2020. The parking spaces will be used during this period for the site compound for SEF and Balfour Beatty. Pedestrian access through the Lewes Court car park will be maintained.

Redeveloping the West Slope residences will provide up to 1,900 bedrooms – an increase of about 1,000 extra rooms.

New community facilities and mixed-use spaces for all students will also be located in the development, which will contain a new health and wellbeing centre, a supermarket, café, additional study space in a new library, and an open area of flexible green space.

Subject to planning approval, work will begin on the site in summer 2020. The first phase will then be ready by autumn 2022, with all work completed by autumn 2025.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 12 March 2020

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