University Masterplan causes more road closures around the city centre

An artist's impression of the new Aldephi Quarter

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is entering a new major phase commencing with a new, two-way stretch of highway to directly link Fylde Road to Corporation Street.

It’s still to be confirmed but from the week commencing 9 December, Friargate will close at its junction with Hope Street. There will only be access to businesses for deliveries being maintained through a two-way loop on Friargate.

Traffic restrictions are also being put in place on Moor Lane and Walker Street. There will be no access to these streets via the Adelphi Roundabout.

All of these routes will have access for businesses and residents as well as having pedestrian routes.

Highway improvements set from 25 November

The Student Centre and New Square are a few of the integral part of UCLan’s new Masterplan where they are investing £57million into the project.

UCLan Masterplan said “The Student Centre and New Square will draw the City and the University together like never before.

“Creating a space with aesthetics mirroring Fishergate Preston, the project and its associated highways will generate a new vision for the Adelphi Quarter.”

The Student Centre building, the integral part of the £57million project, will create a gateway into campus, with a reception area and grab and go coffee shop to welcome staff, students and visitors alike.

Earlier today, UCLan also published new CGI images that showcase what the centres will look like once they are completed in 2021.