Planned Works

Please check this page regularly to see the latest information in regards to construction, refurbishment and maintenance activities. We make every effort to minimise any disruption, and to give advance notice of anything planned.

Pre Planned Maintenance

These works are a statutory and legal requirement. Although it is our intention to complete these works on the day they are planned, however this may not be always be possible, in which case the works will be rearranged. Scheduled maintenance planners are communicated directly to College and Professional Services Department Key Contacts, who will then distribute these as necessary. Please contact us if you believe you have been missed from this list.

You may now view our yearly planners via the following links:

Brayford Campus:

Riseholme Campus:


EMERGENCY LIGHT CHECKS: As part of the statutory planned maintenance programme, monthly testing of emergency lights takes place.
During this time, main lights may be switched off intermittently for a few seconds at a time whilst the emergency lights are tested. These works are a statutory and legal requirement for the university.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING: Items to be tested include:
• Computer leads
• Extension leads
• Multiway adaptors
• Domestic appliances
• Portable power tools
• Chargers
• Fans and heaters
• Photocopiers/laminators
• Monitors
• All other electrical appliances
If there is a piece of equipment that should not be tested due to a recommendation by the manufacturer, please label this clearly and communicate this information, including the item’s location, to the Estates Compliance team at

When equipment fails during these checks, staff can view them via the following link: PAT Fails

FIRE DAMPER CHECKS: As part of the statutory planned maintenance programme, engineers will be carrying out fire damper checks. These checks require them to enter ceiling spaces. Areas will be cordoned off and signed accordingly. Please do not encroach in spaces cordoned off by engineers who are working at height.

DISTRIBUTION BOARD CHECKS: The testing will be carried out by engineers in the morning on scheduled dates before 08:00. The work will include checking for general wear and tear of the distribution boards. During this task, the electrical circuits will be turned off for a few seconds. Following these works, if you require assistance with your computer, please contact the ICT Support Desk directly on

Communications to building users will be sent out the week prior to scheduled works. If you have any concern about impact on hardware, please contact

Sports Bridge Closure

The Sports bridge will be closed until essential maintenance works to the bridge are complete. These may take several months.

Signage will be in place to direct campus users to the appropriate route. Access across campus will be maintained via the Arts Bridge and Eastern Approach, as well as the flyover.

Updates will be posted on this page and on the Estates Twitter.

View alternative routes across campus using the buttons below:

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries, please contact the Estates Support Desk on or 01522 886777.