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James Dyson Building Landscaping Works

As part of the James Dyson Building project, the area immediately in front of the Department’s Baker Building is to be paved to match the landscaping around the new building. The work will be undertaken in phases to minimise the disruption for the Department, and for the Department of Architecture.

The first phase is underway and deals with the area inside the current work site. The second phase, commencing 25 February, will involve the area furthest away from the main entrance, currently occupied by the raised cycle racks, and parking for West Cambridge, external visitors, and staff. The third phase, commencing 11 March, after the end of term, will involve the area closest to the Baker Building, including the under croft, and part of the main entrance road. A drawing showing the various stages will be posted around the Department, and can be viewed here. All of the work is scheduled to be completed before the start of the Easter Term.

Access will be maintained to the Baker Building entrance through most of the works, but it will be necessary to close the entrance for a period of around 2 weeks during the Easter vacation. During this time access to Reception will be via the courtyard.

Cycle and Car Parking

New cycle parking provision in the courtyard, near the entrance to the new building, and in the centre roadway will mean that the current capacity is maintained.

The works will inevitably affect car parking, particularly for external visitors and staff travelling from West Cambridge. Throughout the works, bookable parking for visitors will be provided on the north side of the entrance roadway. West Cambridge based members of the department required to travel to the Trumpington Street site will be able to use taxis and parking, at the Doubletree Hotel or on-street, with the cost reimbursed through petty cash.

Staff without parking permits who have a valid urgent need for parking should approach Matt Greenhalgh, Facilities Manager, who will deal with individual cases on their merits.

Smoking Shelter

The smoking shelter will be removed at the start of phase 2 of the works, and will be reinstated on completion. A temporary smoking shelter will be provided at the south end of the Centre Roadway, near the entrance to the workshops.

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