Sussex Estates and Facilities

Campus works and accessibility

Keep updated on any planned work or outages that may affect your work or study, or access to buildings and parts of campus.

Please check this page frequently to see the latest information about campus works, including construction projects and roadworks. We make every effort to minimise any disruption, and to give advance notice of anything that is planned.

Current works

Refectory Road Green - minimal impact Please be aware of the ongoing works at the East Slope construction site, which necessitate limited vehicle access on Refectory Road, and barriers on the pavement. Please avoid this road and the pavement whenever possible, and use the pedestrian path through the centre of campus instead. N/A 

Upcoming works

Area or BuildingStatusDateDetails
Park Village -- Ongoing Early preparation works and investigations for the West Slope development will be taking place from 2020 onwards in the area around Park Village, including the car park. We will continue to communicate upcoming works, including impacts to the Park Village (P8) and Lewes Court (P9) car parks.
Refectory Road Upcoming Monday 3 to Friday 7 February Two transport surveys will be taking place in early February, on Refectory Road and the pathway outside of York House. These surveys will measure the number of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles travelling via these routes in preparation for the West Slope development. This will have little to zero impact on accessibility.

Local accessibility impacts

Area or BuildingStatusDateDetails
      No accessibility impacts recorded.

Transport impacts

Location of ImpactStatusDetails
A27 towards Lewes Upcoming To address a significant number of dead and dangerous trees along the A27 in time for bird nesting season in March, work will be taking place between the Falmer and Ashcombe roundabouts from Monday 27 January to Friday 21 February, on weeknights between 8pm and 6am only. This will include full east and westbound closures and diversions as needed – please be aware of these closures if traveling towards Lewes later in the evening during this period.
A27 towards Lewes Planned Safety barrier replacement works on the A27 are scheduled to take place over a period of four months, from January to April 2020. These will take place between the Southerham and Ashcombe roundabouts. This will include a westbound out-of-hours closure in the near future; more information will be communicated once confirmed.

More information on impacts to roads and parking is available on the weekly parking update.

Impacts to bus services can be found on the Brighton & Hove Buses website. Impacts to train services can be found on the Southern Rail website.

About this page

This page aims to keep an up-to-date record of any outages or works affecting campus, planned maintenance and closures, local works that have a notable effect on buildings, and impacts to transport. At SEF we aim to resolve any issues and outages as quickly as possible, especially those that have a direct impact on the comfort and access of students and staff.

This page also tracks impacts to accessibility that may affect disabled users, such as lift outages; automatic doors; wheelchair ramps; and access routes. pathways

If you experience an issue in a non-residential building on campus, report it to the Service Centre at Residential issues should be reported to your Porter.

AccessAble accessibility guide 

The logo of the AccessAble website

For information on access to all buildings on campus, you can visit AccessAble. There you will find comprehensive and up-to-date access guides to help you plan your visit to campus - whether you are a student, a member of staff or a visitor. 

Here at the University of Sussex, we are committed to making our campus more accessible for people with disabilities. Over the last few years we have undertaken significant investment to make sure that this is possible. You can read more about the University's committment to accessibility in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Inclusive Sussex