The plans to demolish Fylde Building have begun as part of the Campus Masterplan.
The £200 million project will see the UCLan campus transformed including a new multi-million pound building that will link directly from the library the current position of Fylde.
This area will be redeveloped to create a meeting square for students where the current Adelphi roundabout is.
Fylde Building was originally built in the 1960s as offices and was bought by UCLan in the 1970s. It was recently used by the university’s school of languages but has been empty for the past year.
UCLan Director of Facilities Management Paul Morris said: “The Fylde Building was no longer fit for purpose but its demolition marks the end of an era and the first significant change to Preston’s landscape as part of the Masterplan.
“Exciting times are ahead and the building will make way for a new, more open public space which will benefit both students and the wider community.”
The Preston-based company Bradley Demolition will carry out the removal.