1st February 2000

 

 

NEW VISION UNVEILED FOR LINCOLN CAMPUS

 

Plans for a green space and landscaped water features in the centre of Lincoln have been revealed by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Planners at the university have gone public on their vision of how the £60 million Lincoln campus will look when it is finally completed.

 

Broad lawns, tree-lined boulevards and a man-made lake enhancing the existing delph will give the campus an attractive air, while a host of new buildings will provide more teaching space, leisure facilities for students and accommodation for administrative staff who are to relocate in the next few years from the Hull campuses.

 

The architect’s visual impression of how the campus will look also shows boulevard car parking for staff, a refurbished engine shed near Brayford Wharf East and an enhanced, landscaped pedestrian entrance at the east end of the site.

 

Next on the list for development is a new four-storey building opposite the present main academic building - phase six of the university development - to house academics and administrative staff.

 

With office space at a premium on campus over 80 university staff moved last week into Viking House on the north of the Brayford to make way for administrators who are expected to relocate from Hull.

 

Eighty-seven academics from the Faculties of Arts & Technology and Social & Life Sciences began moving into their new offices on Monday (24th January), and staff from the Faculty of Business & Management are expected to follow suit in the near future.

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The new science and sports facilities will be open this autumn and the phase six building is expected to be completed within two years.

 

The university has also revealed new computer-generated images of how the sports centre will look.

 

When it opens in September the facility will house a sports hall large enough for eight badminton courts and occasional concerts as well as squash courts, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and three all-weather outdoor sports pitches.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk