As we move forward with our exciting estate development, work continues to improve the Talbot Campus. Here is an update on the progress made to date and how the continuing works may affect you in August, including news of an additional project to improve the Talbot Campus access road.
Talbot Campus Landscaping Project
The Landscaping Project works to both the Christchurch House and Open Access Area are progressing well.
On Wednesday 23 August and Thursday 24 August there will be a partial temporary closure of the West entrance / exit of Christchurch House. During this period, the main entrance to Christchurch House will be re-opened to enable the completion of the paving directly outside the West entrance to the building. Clear signage will be in place to navigate students, staff and visitors around the works.
Following completion, these works will provide a continuous University Street between Poole House and Christchurch House along with newly incorporated seating, trees and grassed areas.
Car park H extension
An additional 155 permit holder parking spaces are now in operation and this project is complete.
Gillett Road widening
Work is progressing well and is scheduled for completion by 8 September 2017.
Bus hub work commences and changes to Visitor Car park location
Work is on-going on the bus hub. The contractors will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum during the works.
The visitor car park is now located in car park F.
A fourth road from Boundary Road Roundabout to Gillett Road
The main pedestrian/cycle path around Boundary Roundabout has been reduced in width due to the on-going works. Cyclists are reminded that they must adhere to signage and dismount for this short section of their journey.
Waste Compound Project
The Waste compound project is on-going.
Talbot Campus works summary
A summary of the current planned project timelines are indicated below. Please note these timings are estimates and may be subject to change:
- Waste compound project - Ongoing
- Car Park H extension – Complete
- Landscaping Project – 05/06/2017 to 01/09/2017
- Access road resurfacing – Complete
- Road widening to Gillett Road – 10/07/2017 to 08/09/2017
- A fourth road from Boundary Road Roundabout to Gillett Road – 10/04/2017 to 25/10/2017
- Delivery of a purpose-built bus hub - 22/05/2017 to 22/12/2017
While the timing of the works aims to minimise disruption, there is limited flexibility in terms of when they can occur. The changes to car parking will require many car users to adjust their parking habits, particularly when the numbers of available spaces are temporarily reduced. To maintain safety, all vehicle users and pedestrians must follow all signs and associated restrictions put in place.
Please see the map for more details of the infrastructure and landscaping improvements to be carried out on Talbot Campus in 2017.
If you do have any queries please contact [email protected].