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Reduction in buildings access

Information and advice following the global Covid-19 outbreak.

As you will know the University took the decision to replace classroom-based teaching and learning activity with online delivery due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

In order to manage resources efficiently, we will now further scale back on-campus provision until further notice.

Following the latest Government announcement all buildings - including libraries, Digital Commons and learning zones at both at City and Coach Lane - will close immediately, with the following exceptions:

  • The Security Office in Trinity Building will remain open. A limited service will be provided in the Mailroom.
  • Restricted access to academic offices (through arrangement with Security), according to the timetable set out below
  • Access to Pandon Building for essential maintenance and IT provision will be through arrangement with Security.
  • All accommodation buildings will continue to operate as normal, with continued catering provision in Claude Gibb - residents will be encouraged to use the provision on a takeaway basis.
  • Prayer facilities will remain open (although Lipman Building will be closed for Friday prayers).

In summary, the following arrangements will take effect from 18:00 Tuesday 24th March.

City Campus 

OPEN 24/7

Trinity Building - for Security and IT Services

Pandon Building - for essential maintenance and IT Services



OPEN Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00

University Library Digital Commons

Sutherland Building for Vice-Chancellor's Office

Drill Hall



Restricted access

Access to the following will be available from 09:00 –11:00 on Mondays for access to academic offices

  • All buildings on City Campus West

Access to the following will be available from 09:00-11:00 on Thursdays for access to academic offices

  • All buildings on City Campus East


Coach Lane Campus 


Access to the following will be available from 09:00 - 11:00 on Tuesdays for access to academic offices

  • Coach Lane East
  • Coach Lane West


All building users are asked to use SafeZone in order that Security can monitor building usage and be responsive where required.  Please download SafeZone to your laptop or it can also be downloaded to mobile devices from Apple and Android stores.


Proposed London campus opening hours until 28th March at which point will be subject to review. 


Campus Hours

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Monday - Friday

08:30 – 21:00

(Ground floor only access on from 17:30 onwards)

08:30 – 17:30 on Campus


09:00 – 17:00 (ground floor only)






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