15th July 1999

 

LINCOLN’S SRB SUCCESS IS

GOOD NEWS FOR UNIVERSITY

 

News that Lincoln has secured £5.5 million of Single Regeneration Budget funds has given a boost to building work now going ahead at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Contractors are already on-site at the Lincoln campus clearing the ground for a new science facility which will open its doors to students in September 2000.

 

The city’s bid for SRB funds included £2 million to help pay for the phase 3 science building which extends the campus for the first time south of the railway line.

 

University planners today welcomed the news that Lincoln has come up trumps in the funding process.

 

“The university is delighted to hear of Lincoln’s success in winning £5.5 million from the Single Regeneration Budget,” said a spokesman. “This is undoubtedly the result of an effective urban regeneration partnership in the city.

 

“Lincoln’s overall bid included £2 million towards the capital cost of developing the university’s science centre now under construction,” the spokesman explained. “The university looks forward to working with the city’s urban regeneration steering group to develop the science centre as a base for new science education in the city and for a range of research and development services supporting Lincolnshire’s business community.

 

“The new facilities will also extend our capacity to work effectively with local schools, colleges and community groups, making this a campus from which the whole city can benefit.”

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)