4th November 1999

 

LANDMARK CAMPUS REWARDED

 

The National Civic Trust has awarded formal recognition to the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside for its phase 1 development at the Lincoln campus.

 

Opened by the Queen in 1996, the academic phase 1 building, built on wasteground, heralded the completion of the first stage of the newest university campus built in the UK for 25 years.

 

The original £32 million investment at Lincoln has since been increased by the opening of an £11 million Learning Resource and Media Production Centre. A £5 million science facility will open next September, as will a brand new sports centre.

 

 “We are delighted that the National Civic Trust has recognised the positive impact that Phase 1 of the campus development has had on the city of Lincoln,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“The opening of the university was a landmark occasion for higher education in the UK, and the benefits are still making themselves felt in the city and county in terms of the cultural and economic regeneration.

 

“We see the main academic building and the development of the student village as only the first step in the rebirth of the Brayford Pool,” said Mr Ashberry. “Clearly a prestigious development such as that being undertaken by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is bound to act as a catalyst for positive and lasting change in the area.”

 

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Note for Editors

The presentation takes places at 11am on Friday 29th October, at the Newland Room, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln. Photographers are welcome to attend. Contact Sam for further details.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk