The Arts building is now accessible following essential electrical upgrades in the building. The electrical upgrades were deemed essential after a power outage in the building on August 13.
Last Friday students and staff received an email from Estates and Facilities informing them that the building would have limited accessibility while the upgrades were being installed.
However, some students have said that they were able to access the building during this period.
Also, the building was reportedly used during graduation ceremonies held last week which were the first held in-person since before the pandemic.
In the email today, Estates and Facilities said; “We are pleased to inform you that the upgrade to the electrical system in the Arts Building is now completed, and the Building is now accessible”.
“While the works may not be visible to most, they are part of the building’s critical electrical infrastructure and will meet the requirement of the Building users well into the future” they continued.
Recently there have been ongoing works on campus at Printing House Square. From 8am on August 6 until 10pm August 7 these upgrades resulted in several vehicular and pedestrian routes into College being inaccessible.
During this time, Pearse Lane, New Square north, and Library Square to New Square between Houses 26 and 27 were closed while a tower crane was removed from the Printing House Square construction site.