UCLan Masterplan

Frequently Asked Questions

New Square

Please see below some answers to questions we think you might have. If your question isn't answered here, get in touch with us at 

The Masterplan proposals set out to create a striking new environment for students, staff and the wider community over a period of 10 years, reinforcing key routes and spaces and adding dramatic new developments in the form of buildings, Squares and landscaped areas. Our early plans include the construction of a new £30 million-plus Engineering and Innovation Centre (EIC) beginning early 2016, a new extension to the Library and working with our partners at the City and County Council, the University is looking at plans to reconfigure the road layout to create a new square, on site of the Adelphi roundabout.

The University will be investing in the region of £200 million over the next decade to create a truly inspiring educational environment which blends world class teaching and learning facilities with green and accessible spaces for the benefit of everyone.

As a pedestrian, the Adelphi roundabout can be congested and difficult to cross. Working with our partners at the City and County Council, the plans to reconfigure the road layout delivers the opportunity to create a new public space and provides a new heart and gateway to the campus. We would like to develop a new square to become a 'go to' area for students, staff and the wider Preston community to use and enjoy. We also believe this new public area will play a crucial role in bringing together the University and City communities like never before.

Working with our partners at the City and County Council, the developing proposals to reconfigure the Adelphi roundabout don't include any road closure plans.

No, we are not proposing to close any roads. Our aim is to create a healthy and sustainable campus which is safe for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst ensuring key transport routes and connections are maintained and essential service routes are accommodated. In keeping with developments elsewhere in the City, the incorporation of 'shared space', where pedestrians and vehicles have equal priority will be a feature of the plan.

We are looking at providing Adelphi Street with pedestrian priority, incorporating shared space and bus only access from Victoria Street to Harrington Street, which we believe would help to reduce traffic across campus.

To achieve this vision, the University is working very closely alongside our key partners at the City and County Council on the detailed planning and execution of the proposals and associated road network changes.

Yes, we are committed to enhancing the safety and accessibility of the campus for cyclists, improving connectivity into the City Centre and cycle travel across campus.

We propose to provide cycle lanes along the key road links and create cycle paths on new landscaped features to enhance accessibility between the City and campus.

There is currently little formal provision for cycling in streets across the campus area which is reflected in a relatively low level of cycle use and so we are hoping these changes will be beneficial for all cyclists.

We are proposing to relocate the majority of car parking from the centre of the campus to the perimeter in safe, well illuminated areas, with provision for priority users and some visitor parking remaining central. We believe that this will help to promote a healthier more pedestrian friendly campus and create opportunities to develop greener sites.

Aerial view with Fylde Coast

Aerial View of the Campus