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Campus development works - impacts on roads and parking

A busy period of improvement works continues, and is likely to cause some disruption until the new academic year. These are essential works and we greatly appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

This update should give you an indication of what is planned for the coming week and how any works might affect you. 

Car parks

  • P1 Science car park: open (18 spaces closed until late September)
  • P3 Biology Road car park: open
  • P4 Sussex House car park: open
  • P5 Sport Centre car park: open
  • P7 Arts car park: open
  • P8 Park Village car park: open
  • P9 Lewes Court car park: open
  • Jubilee car park: open
  • Knights Gate car park: open

Campus roads

Boiler House Hill

A single lane closure continues on the stretch between the two gate entrances to Balfour Beatty’s site along Boiler House Hill. This is to undertake landscaping in the area ahead of completion of the first phase of the new student accommodation. Traffic signals will be in place to manage the flow of traffic. There will be no impact on bus routes that travel along Boiler House Hill.

Refectory Road

Work to re-instate the excavated areas along Refectory Road will take place during the weekend of 4/5 August. The area will remain open, but the road will be narrowed at various points on both the east and west sides, and traffic will be controlled with STOP/GO signs. This work will also impact the junction between Refectory Road and Norwich Road.

Southern Ring Road

A short section of one lane, together with the adjacent footpath, is closed on Southern Ring Road near to Sussex House. This is to remediate a drainage issue in the area.

Tarmac resurfacing works will be taking place on Saturday 4 and Monday 6 August from 7am to 12 noon, on the Southern Ring Road outside the Sport Centre. Buses will be suspended during these works; however, traffic will continue using STOP/GO signs.

Other works

Work has now begun on the project to create a chalk grassland wildlife habitat on the slope to the west of the campus. Plant vehicles and equipment deliveries will access the site via the road through Northfield residences until late September. All vehicles accessing the site will be managed by banksmen and marshals, but please be mindful of this activity when driving or walking in the area.

Work continues beneath the entrance bridge to the Library. Parking bays in this area are currently closed, as is the loading bay and the service road by the Library.

To raise any questions or concerns, contact Transport on extension 6538 (external: 01273 876538) or email

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By: Sean Armstrong
Last updated: Friday, 3 August 2018