Better Campus: West Slope News
Posted on behalf of: Campus Development
Last updated: Thursday, 4 August 2022
We are investing in making our campus better and there is lots of work underway to prepare our campus for our exciting new development, West Slope. Here is an update about our works and how they might affect you.
New Playground and Basketball Court
We celebrated the opening of our brand new playground and basketball court on Wednesday 4 August, which coincided with National Playday. Read more about our celebration here.
Works along Refectory Road are ongoing. We expect the road to remain closed until the end of August, and will keep you up-to-date in our weekly Transport Update as to when the road will reopen. Please ensure you continue to follow road diversions around campus.
Lewes Court area
Work has started to excavate the grassy area at the top of the grasscrete road near Lewes Court block 2 and a new path is being built alongside Lewes Court blocks 1 and 2. Once the new path is ready, excavation work will continue down the grasscrete road to ensure our utilities can support the new development and our existing buildings. Work is also nearing completion on new bin stores along Northfield Lane.
Norwich House area
Excavation work has started to the rear to Norwich House. This work will progress down Norwich House Road over the coming months. We are also building a new path between Norwich House and Jubilee car park to create new bin storage for residents.
We are building a new student laundrette between Swanborough blocks 2 and 3, which will replace the old Park Village laundrette. Work is progressing well and the new Laundrette is due to be open in October.
There is reduced Car Park capacity across campus – both sections of Car Park 8 are now closed and Car Park 9 has fewer spaces available. Please use alternative car parks such as Jubilee Car Park 7 or check our car park pages for more information.
We are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum, but you may notice noise and dust as the works progress - we are sorry for any disruption caused. Please also note that dates of work are subject to change as we work to minimise disruption to employees and students. If you have any queries about the West Slope development, please email email@example.com. You can also keep up-to-date with news on our new 'Creating a Better Campus' Yammer group.