New Accommodation Planned by Lincoln University
An application which would see up to 500 new student bedspaces created on Brayford Marina has been submitted to City of Lincoln Council.
The University of Lincoln is expanding year-on-year, and has applied for the erection of 48 apartments across three new buildings on the site to cater for the additional influx of students.
In addition to the student apartments, 220 square metres of commercial space would be created, which could be used for businesses, as shops, a restaurant or cafe, or for further accommodation.
Commercial space in the region of 86 square metres would be put aside for the Brayford Trust as part of the proposed development on the site currently used as a car park.
An existing two-storey building on Campus Way would be demolished to make way for the new apartments and an enhanced public walkway would be constructed around the edge of the Brayford Pool.
Globe Consultants, who have produced the planning report for the university, said: “Within Lincoln it is considered that student living can play a major role in the economic and societal development of the city centre, and contribute to its viability and vitality, whilst assisting in its regeneration.
“It is clear that the proposed development is supported not only by national planning policy but is also in accordance with the policies of the City of Lincoln Local Plan.
Source: The Lincolnite
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