Jul 13 2017

We apologise for the any inconvenience caused by the current works on campus.  These works are all essential to upgrade our historic estate.

What’s new?

Access changes: Founder’s Square closes on Saturday 16 July, access will be maintained around the square and into Founder’s East

  • Founder’s Square will be enclosed into the work site again to allow for construction work to be completed.
  • The freshly laid grass will remain cornered off. 
  • Founder’s East will be accessible from the pathway between Windsor and Davison and around the Square.
  • Founder’s East entrances will all remain open.
  • There will be no access to Founders’ Square from the north east.

Access and route changes:  Access and pedestrian routes to the Arts Building will change from Friday 14 July

  • The existing pathway along the front of the Arts Building is being relaid.
  • Work will start on Friday 14 July and last approximately four to five weeks, finishing in time for the start of term. 
  • During the first phase of work there will be three access routes into the Arts building: from the north the first door on the Davison side, from the south the fire door by the Arts annex and the fire door by McCrea. 
  • The main front door will closed off and the pathway by it will be blocked. 
  • The route from the woodland path to the main campus road will be by Bedford and McCrea. 

Access changes:  Access to the SU via Tommy’s entrance and the south side steps only

  • Work starts on 17 July to improve the SU square so it can better accommodate daytime and evening events.
  • Access to the Student Union will be via the Tommy’s entrance with an approach from the south side steps/ramp only.
  • Access to the Student Union from the north side opposite International Building will be closed throughout the works.

ATM closed:  the Student Union ATM will be closed from 17 July until the start of term

  • The Windsor Building ATM will remain open.

Bike shelter moving: The bike shelter by the SU is moving – all bikes to be removed by Wednesday 2 July

Delays likely: A30 roadworks expected to start from 18 July until mid August

  • Next week roadworks will start to create a safe route between the new George Eliot Halls on the north campus and the south campus, with the installation of a new crossing and a bus stop on the A30.  
  • Updates of the exact phasing of this work and the traffic implications will be added to the intranet.   

What’s coming up?

Delays likely: A30 roadworks expected to start from 24 July

  • Roadworks on the A30 / Chestnut Drive junction to complete the final drainage connection to the new George Eliot Halls are expected to start on the 24 July.  During the works, on the A30/Chestnut Drive junction, there will be a single lane closure and two way traffic lights

What’s continuing?

Delays likely: Runnymede Roundabout works from 8 July to March 2018

  • Surrey County Council will be starting works on Runnymede Roundabout on the 8 July to improve traffic management and the efficiency of vehicle flows as well as making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to safely navigate the roundabout. 
  • In advance of the main works starting they ae some enabling works that will be minor diversions next week The timings for this work hasn’t yet been confirmed, more details are available here

Roadworks on the top north east corner of Founder’s continue

  • The final stages of the roadworks around continue along Founder’s east, where possible mechanical diggers are being used to reduce the noise impact. 

Summer work to refurbish halls means the pathway by Runnymede 1 is blocked off

  • Major refurbishment of Runnymede 1 blocks NPQ and JKLM has started.  This means these Halls and the pathway to the Sports Centre will be blocked off all summer.  The alternative route is via the road between the Halls (as shown on the campus map above).
  • Over the summer refurbishment works will also be carried out in Gower and Wedderburn, Kingswood 1 and 2 as well as Runnymede 2.

Computer Centre Lab 5 is being refurbished

  • The refurbishment of lab 5 in the computer centre continues, it is due to be completed by 28 July.   

Increased construction traffic to the Science building

  • Each week day there will be up to five large deliveries to the site
  • There will be traffic management teams in place to manage these deliveries and to ensure your safety, please look out for them and follow their guidance.
  • If you would like to know more about the construction of the new Science building come and meet the contractor.  The next monthly meet is at 9.30am on the 18 July @ 9.30am each month in the Hub restaurant:

Local roadworks

When information is received this update will cover local roadworks that are not connected to our estates works.  More information on all local roadworks are available here.


If you have any questions, please get in touch at: estateplanroyalholloway.ac.uk

This update is produced in conjunction with our main build contractors, Osborne’s for the Emily Wilding Davison Building and the Science building and Willmott Partnership Homes for the George Eliot Halls.