Cycle stores are set to be built at Heslington East as part of the new campus’ continuing expansion.
94 spaces will be created, and will provide space for students and staff using the Hub building, signaling the first prominent part of the proposed work planned for Heslington East.
The proposals include a 220-seat lecture theatre, a communal meeting area and a café.
This plan follows the news that 27 bikes have been stolen on campus in the last year, compared to 13 during the same period in 2009.
The local Safer Neighbourhood Team have made the issue one of their key priorities, which was followed by a three-day University crime awareness drive last term. The scheme involved more than 100 students being given road safety advice. Officers also checked the registration plates of thousands of cars in the Heslington and University area, which led to 12 people being issued summons for driving without insurance or a tax disc.
Sergeant Andy Haigh said: “While crime is low at the University, cycle crime is a problem and one which is at the top of the list of policing priorities for the teams covering the area.”
The Heslington East expansion, the site of the new cycle stops and Goodricke College, is set to double the size of the University and will cost £500 million once completed.