Timelapse footage shows UClan plan taking shape

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Work to create new social spaces at the University of Central Lancashire is taking shape.

The Preston-based institution has released a time-lapsed video of the work underway at the Greenbank, Harrington and Foster buildings as part of the £200m redevelopment masterplan.

Work started last December to transform the areas with new facilities, designed to improve the campus experience and provide a place for staff and students to come together in a relaxed environment - including areas for break out activities along with informal spaces for social learning.

The footage shows one of the facilities taking shape, with the two university buildings off Adelphi Street (Harrington and Greenbank buildings) now linked by a new structure.

The film also reveals the sheer volume of materials used so far , including 150 tonnes of steel, 700m³ of excavated material and 600m³ of new concrete.

Preston-based Conlon Construction is implementing the scheme, which has been developed in conjunction with the UCLan Students’ Union.

Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is just one element of our transformational plans but we’ve reached an exciting point in the Masterplan project where we’re starting to see things really take shape.”

He added:“It’s fantastic to see the level of progress that’s been made in such a short space of time. It means our current students will be able to benefit from the social spaces development as well as those enrolling this autumn.”

Designed by multi-award winning architects AHR, the facilities form part of the ambitious plan to create a unified, sustainable and welcoming campus in the heart of the city.