Second phase of University Square transformation to begin

The demolition of the former library is now complete and landscaping has begun on the site behind the current hoardings; which includes the creation of an amphitheatre and cafe. The transformation of the first phase of University Square is also drawing to a close, and will be completed by mid-February (weather dependent). Since August 2017, the redeveloped space has had new lighting, benches and pathways installed, as well as the first of 160 new trees across the Green Heart.

In the coming weeks, the section of University Square closest to Staff House will be cordoned off and temporary hoardings will be erected by mid-February (weather dependent). Temporary pathways and ramps will be provided where appropriate and disabled access will be maintained. These new routes are highlighted in red on the map below. Areas marked in green will be under construction and inaccessible to the public. The hoardings will be removed in June and University Square will be fully accessible once more.

Our commitment to staff and students is to ensure we provide timely and accurate information about what changes are to come, and what alternative routes are best to take around campus whilst construction is taking place; including disabled access.  This will be done in a variety of ways, including signage on campus, Twitterblog posts and this webpage; all will be regularly updated.

If you have any questions about the changes, please email the Green Heart team at and we will be happy to help. For more information, please visit the Intranet.

 Green Heart - University Square Phase 2


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