What is happening at Entrance 1?
What’s the big idea?
Entrance One was identified in the Development Framework plan two years ago as an area in need of some development. The aim of the current work is to improve the function of Entrance One creating a more positive and inviting entrance for all people entering and leaving the campus at this point.
During the work, we are taking the opportunity to make improvements to the infrastructure ducts as we need to plan for developments in terms of IT and electrical supplies in the future.
The ultimate aim is to move further towards the campus being a safer, pedestrian-priority campus.
The work does not stop at entrance one, new walkways and surfaces are being laid around the Fielding Johnson Building and David Wilson Library to further improve the look of that end of campus. Included in this section of the work will be a new sheltered bike store integrated into the David Wilson Library podium.
What will it look like?
Artistic impression of the new look entrance to the University
On completion there will be a dedicated walkway from University Road for pedestrians, an improved cycle route and wider road for cars both entering and leaving campus at this point. There will ultimately be more undercover cycle storage.
There will be a seating area with landscaping by the entrance to the Fielding Johnson Building South Wing. Walkways and surfaces are being replaced to make the area look more attractive and inviting to staff, students and guests.
When will it be finished?
The aim is that the work will be completed by Spring 2011.