5th March 1999

 

LOCAL FIRM TO HELP DEVELOP UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has called in business advisors Pannell Kerr Forster to help it to plan the further development of the Lincoln campus.

 

The firm, which has a base in Lincoln, will conduct a feasibility study into plans to continue development of the south-eastern and south-western quadrants of the campus site alongside the construction of the new science building.

 

Pannell Kerr Forster will also be looking at a variety of sources of public and private finance required to complete the campus project over the coming years.

 

The firm has already started work on the feasibility study, which includes the identification of possible developers, and is due to report back within the next two months.

 

“The university has made a significant contribution to the economic development of Lincoln, and the further opportunities for creating better facilities for the students and the public should be given every encouragement,” said Rob Francis, a partner at PKF.

 

“Our role is to make sure the project is viable and to secure the best possible commercial relationship with the sector.”

 

Meanwhile work on the new science building at the Lincoln campus is due to start in June in time for students to enrol for programmes beginning in September 2000.

Advance press notice:

 

A sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of work on the science building (phase III) at the Lincoln campus will take place on Monday 24th May 1999. Please feel free to mark this date in your diary pending an official invitation nearer the time.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk