The University has announced that it will bring forward its ‘Tyndall Place Programme’. The first stage is to pedestrianise Tyndall Avenue. The intention is to establish a strong identity at the University’s heart by developing a pedestrian-focused high quality public space. Subsequent projects will refurbish the Sports Centre, the Computer Centre and Senate House, to make it the student services centre, and to build a new University library on the Hawthorns Hotel site. If the Council grants outline planning permission the University will apply for a Stopping Up Order to prohibit motor vehicle use. Pedestrianisation will allow the removal of most traditional kerbs and barriers to movement and the redesign and repaving of the whole area. The 9, 16 and 72 buses would be diverted to St. Michael’s Park from Tyndall Avenue. To permit widening St. Michael’s Park the University will transfer land taken from service areas behind University buildings.