We regularly update this page with works and traffic information that may affect travel to University Park, Jubilee or Sutton Bonington Campuses.
You can view any planned work in the interactive map; alternatively, scroll down to read the messages as text, with relevant PDF leaflet and maps where available.
Works affecting travel to our campuses
Works on our campuses
Teaching building, University Park
Construction will soon begin on a £20 million investment in teaching and learning space on University Park.
The new teaching building will be positioned adjacent to Hallward Library, and from Monday 12 September some footpaths will be affected as work begins. Please follow the diversion signs in place.
The new facility will boost the University’s teaching requirements and will include a number of interactive teaching rooms, a collaborative lecture theatre, a performing arts space, social learning hub and staff offices. The building is planned to open in early 2018.
Works affecting routes to our campuses
Station Road bridge closure, Sutton Bonington
From Monday 19 September 2016 to Friday 31 March 2017 Station Road will be closed to vehicles while the road bridge over the railway line is demolished and rebuilt to facilitate the electrification of the Midland Main Line Railway.
The University and Students’ Union are keen to minimise the impact of the road closure on the villages of Sutton Bonington and Kingston on Soar, so drivers are encouraged to follow the signed diversion routes wherever possible.
Access for pedestrians and cyclists
A temporary footbridge will enable pedestrians and cyclists to continue using Station Road throughout the works.
Changes to Sutton Bonington hopper bus service
The road closure means that hopper bus journeys between Sutton Bonington and Kegworth will be unable to operate as usual. Unfortunately, it is not possible to maintain journeys to/from Kegworth and also maintain the capacity and frequency of journeys between University Park and Sutton Bonington within the existing resource allocation.
Hopper bus journeys between University Park and Sutton Bonington Campus will continue to provide intercampus connectivity, however journeys between Sutton Bonington and Kegworth will be withdrawn for the duration of the road closure – with effect from Monday 19 September. Hopper buses will not stop at East Midlands Parkway station for the duration of the road closure.
Alternatives for travelling between Kegworth and Sutton Bonington campus include:
- Skylink bus service – see Trent Barton’s website for timetables and fares
- Cycling – the University offers various options for hiring a bike. If it’s been a while since you last used your bike, you may want to take it to the Dr Bike on-site maintenance service; the service is free, but you must book in advance – dates are advertised on the University’s Sustainability Facebook and Sustainability Twitter accounts.
- Car sharing – students can use the Student Carshare website to search for others doing a similar journey. Both websites suggest that driver and passenger share the cost of fuel and include tools for calculating the passenger’s suggested contribution.
Further details about Network Rail’s Midland Main Line improvement programme are available from the Network Rail website.
Sutton Bonington – Landcroft Lane
Landcroft Lane is designated a ‘Quiet Lane’ – this is a formal designation that means traffic should be minimised. We politely ask that you refrain from using Landcroft Lane and use College Rd when arriving and leaving the campus at Sutton Bonington.