Gas leak closes Brighton campus

Posted On 22 Nov 2022 at 11:10 am

The University of Brighton’s Falmer campus has been closed today while a suspected gas leak is investigated.

The whole of the campus was closed this morning, with all academic buildings still out of bounds after lunch.

At 12.30pm, the university released an updated statment which said: “Southern Gas Network are continuing to carry out urgent investigation on the gas network at our Falmer campus.

“At their request all academic buildings remain closed. Ringmer House, Paddock Fields and Great Wilkins halls remain open and operational.

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“The UB1 bus is continuing to stop at Falmer, access to Falmer train station is possible and Brighton and Hove Buses have now resumed services to the Falmer campus.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely.

“We would like to assure our Falmer-based students that we are actively exploring options for course delivery for Wednesday, 23 November should this situation continue and will provide a further update later this afternoon.

“Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience.”

A spokesman for Southern Gas Network said: “We’re carrying out emergency repairs to our gas network in the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus.

“Our engineers attended at around 7am this morning in our capacity as the gas emergency service in the area, following reports of the smell of gas.

“It’s too early to say at this stage how long repairs are likely to take.”

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