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City Lit Building Refurbishments

Story added 16th Apr 2019

Centenary Reception and Gallery render 2019 - works due to be complete September 2019

 

As you know, our Reception area will be having a makeover this Summer creating an amazing new reception and Gallery area. 

The main works commence on Monday 20 May.

Entrance

From Monday 20 May the Main Entrance to the Building will be closed.  The entrance will be relocated to the Fire Exit on Keeley Street (closest to Kingsway).  This will be known as the temporary entrance.

During this period, access times to the building via the temporary entrance will be as follows:

Monday to Friday       07:30 - 22:00

Saturday and Sunday  08:00 - 18:00

Security

The Security desk will be relocated to the temporary entrance.

Reception

The Reception desk will be relocated to the temporary entrance.

Lifts and Staircases

It might help you to think of the two ends of the building as the Yellow end and the Red end – denoted by red and yellow stair cases.  When you are facing the building, Red is on the Right and yeLlow is on the Left.

The lifts will operate as follows:

 

Those travelling from the Ground Floor to the 6th Floor by lift will need to take the Goods Lift to the 1st Floor and walk along the corridor to the passenger lift.  Please avoid walking along the 4th Floor corridor as this can be disruptive to classes.

The staircases will operate as follows:

 

Emergency Evacuation

There are no changes to the current evacuation procedures as the main entrance is not a designated fire exit.  All building users are to evacuate as usual using the Red and Yellow Staircases to evacuate the building.

Yellow staircase will take building users to the fire exit that opens out on to Wild Court.

Red staircase will take building users to the fire exit that opens out on to Keeley Street.

Those who require assistance to evacuate must wait in the Refuge Points located on every floor. Refuge map included as Appendix 1.

Ground Floor and First Floor Toilets

The Ground Floor toilets are closed for refurbishment.  The first floor toilets will be out of use.  The closest alternative toilets are on floors 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Café

The Café will remain open until 31 July when it will close for its Summer break as usual.

Glossary of Terms

Temporary Entrance This is the entrance which is closest to Kingsway on Keeley Street and will become the main entrance during the building works.

Red Staircase The Red Staircase is the one at the end of the building closest to the Goods Lift and the Café.  The walls of this staircase are painted red.

Yellow Staircase The Yellow Staircase is the one at the end of the building closest to the 3 x passenger lifts and the Theatre.  The walls of this staircase are painted yellow.

 

Appendix 1 Refuge Points Ground Floor – 6th Floor

 

 

Appendix 2  Temporary Ground Floor arrangements