Gipsy Lane works from 20 September 2013

Notice valid from: 20/09/2013 - 29/09/2013

Expected programme of works from 20 September to 29 September

What's happening on site

  • The first area of new paving outside Tonge should open next week
  • The Colonnade building façade is completed, including shop front windows
  • The corten steel frontage to the building will begin to arrive on site soon
  • Paving on the piazza entrance will begin in the next few weeks
  • The granite flooring throughout the building has been laid, with only the Forum remaining
  • Lighting is active in many areas of the Library and pooled teaching area
  • The specialist projection equipment has been installed in the lecture theatre and Union Hall
  • Joinery finishes (e.g. counter tops, wall panels) are being installed within the Library

See recent images from the construction site at our Twitter image gallery 

What you need to know

Everybody

  • Dismantling work close to the Main Lecture Theatre may cause some disruption to teaching on Monday 23 September
  • Please refer to provided signage for altered routes around campus and assist new arrivals and returning students to do the same
  • Pedestrian access to the International Centre, Tonge and Sports Centre has changed and a new footpath is signposted
  • Access to the International Centre entrance will be altered via the newly paved slope outside Tonge when this is reopened next week
  • The temporary path at the rear of the International Centre and Tonge will remain in use until the new slope is opened
  • Access to the Media Centre is provided by a dedicated path
  • Deliveries to the Print Room, International Centre and Tonge will need to be arranged in advance - please contact spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk for further info

Gibbs and John Payne

  • Paving work behind Gibbs may cause some minor noise for sustained periods during the trimming of stone slabs
  • Contractors will make effort to minimise this disruption to building users, which is expected to continue for the rest of the month
  • Please take care when using the pedestrian crossing in this area and listen carefully to instructions from construction staff

Buckley and Abercrombie

  • A mobile crane has been erected on the site of the piazza and will create background engine noise for the remainder of the works
  • When paving work begins, trimming of stone may cause some erratic disruption from hand tool use

Sinclair

  • The remainder of works in this area should have little impact

Tonge

  • The final fitting of the hand rail to the stairs outside Tonge will be completed next week
  • Following this work, the newly paved slope is expected to open during the beginning of next week

International Centre

  • Access to the International Centre from Headington Road is via a new advertised route as detailed above
  • In Week 1, access to the building is expected to be altered and will be reached via the newly paved slope outside Tonge building
  • Ground works will continue in the areas in front and to the side of the International Centre
  • This work is expected to cause disruption to building users into October and will be followed by paving works
  • The building entrance has been reduced to a single door but access will be maintained at all times, occasionally managed by construction staff

Media Centre

  • Access to the Media Centre is now provided by a dedicated path and occasionally managed by construction staff during concrete breaking
  • This may cause minor delays to users wanting to exit or enter the building
  • Reduced concrete breaking work may continue into the middle of next week and cause severe disruption to building users
  • Access from the Media Centre on to the International Centre or Tonge building is via the new path as detailed above

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