Construction has begun for two new residence buildings north of the University Centre. Fencing has been installed in the area, which has the following impacts:
University Walk — the brick pathway between the Fipke and Commons buildings, that extends across University Way to Purcell residence — will be closed north of the University Centre.
Pedestrians can access Purcell residence and the Commons Field via the pedestrian path to the east. Signage will be in place to redirect pedestrians to the available routes and flaggers will be on-site as necessary. Access to the north end of campus will also be available via International Mews.
For your safety, please obey flaggers and signage and allow yourself extra time when travelling through these areas.
Parking in Lot F
Some stalls in Parking Lot F will be decommissioned in order to accommodate construction fencing. The number of affected stalls will be kept to a minimum in order to ensure that there is adequate parking on campus for the remainder of classes and the upcoming exam period.
Although the number of available parking stalls in Parking Lot F will decrease significantly later in the project, no significant impact to parking in this lot is expected prior to April 20.
Outdoor space bookings
The UBC Amphitheatre space located behind the University Centre building will be unavailable for bookings for the duration of the project. Event organizers will be required to find alternate locations for any events in this area.
Organizers looking to book outdoor events can visit the Central Booking Office website to review their options.
A temporary, tobacco-only smoking gazebo will be installed at the northeast corner of the University Centre building to replace the existing gazebo, which is currently inaccessible due to construction fencing.
This gazebo is expected to become available next week and will be in place for the duration of the construction period.
For more information on designated smoking areas on campus, visit: ok.ubc.ca/gazebos
For a construction and detour map, visit transportation.ok.ubc.ca.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Campus Operations and Risk Management.
Campus Operations and Risk Management
UBC Properties Trust