EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2000

 

10th October 2000

 

ISLAND WHARF PLANS TO BE REVEALED THIS WEEK

 

Plans for a new university campus at Island Wharf are expected to be tabled at Hull City Hall later this week.

 

The Riverside Development Consortium* will submit its proposals for a first-class integrated campus for the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on the disused site between Hull Marina and the Humber estuary.

 

A decision on the outline planning application is then expected to be taken by Kingston-upon-Hull City Council within three months.

 

Subject to planning approval and support from government agencies the university hopes Riverside University Campus will be operational in September 2002.

 

The outline planning application to be submitted today will reveal that the consortium and the project’s architects, BDP of Sheffield, have made some major changes to the scheme in response to concerns voiced by residents living in the local area.

 

The outline planning submission shows:

 

·     a high-quality campus featuring a state-of-the-art learning resource centre, a public art gallery, an attractive ‘University Square’ and a public riverside promenade

·     the student leisure facility repositioned away from the Wellington Street residential area

·     the student residences redesigned to maintain the best possible river views for local residents.

 

“The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has a long and proud history of educational achievement in the city of Hull,” commented spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“The Island Wharf project reflects Hull’s aspirations to be a top ten city and is a further demonstration of the university’s commitment to learning in the city.”

 

(* University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Wykeland Ltd, the Sewell Group.)

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)