Le Gros Clark Place to reopen to vehicles

The closure was due to unexpected subterranean features discovered during work to replace power cables being investigated to ensure there was no risk to nearby people and buildings.

These issues have now been resolved, and a temporary road surface of compacted gravel is being installed.

This will mean departments that rely on Le Gros Clark Place for deliveries will be able to return to normal operations - Estates Services apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential work and we thank those affected for their patience.

The cable replacement work can now continue, and on Monday 10 October contractors will install a new section of cable in place of the old one that they were working on when an unexpected subterranean void was discovered, bringing activity to a halt.

On Tuesday 11 October the new cable will be reconnected to the network so it can resume its function of bringing high-voltage power to the buildings in this corner of the Science Area from the University Parks substation. The contractors will then move on to replacing the section of cable that runs along Mansfield Road and down the footpath behind the Pharmacology building. The aim is to have all the cables replaced by Christmas. This will restore full resilience to the Science Area power network, reducing the risk of unexpected faults cutting off power to buildings.