4th July 2001
 
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MASTERPLAN TAKES SHAPE
 

The architect chosen to design the remainder of Lincoln’s new university campus has revealed the first details of how the campus might take shape in the coming years.

 

London-based Rick Mather Architects won an invited competition to provide a strategic masterplan and to design new academic buildings at the University of Lincoln in Lincoln.

 

The first image released by the architect shows a densely developed campus with site lines from Tritton Road through the university to the castle and the cathedral.

 

The masterplanning framework envisages:

 

·        A new building for the Faculty of Media and Communications          

·        an arts and media industries centre

·        a new School of Architecture

 

·        incubators for creative industries

 

·        new facilities for biological sciences

 

·        750-seat theatre and two cinemas

 

“The siting of the Lincoln campus offers a unique opportunity for the extension of the cathedral city of Lincoln,” commented Rick Mather. “Maximising the site should be seen as a positive virtue – the encouragement of industry and employment help to connect the site to the centre of Lincoln, establishing it as a vibrant part of the city.”

 

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Notes to newsdesk:

 

Rick Mather Architects was established in 1973.  Recently completed projects include restoration and extension to the Dulwich Picture Gallery (London) and the Wallace Collection (London). Current work includes masterplanning for the South Bank Centre (London) the Greenwich World Heritage Site (London) and the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford). Work in construction includes a new theatre and conference building at Keble College (Oxford) and the new Lindley Library in, and refurbishment and extension of, the Royal Horticultural Society headquarters (London).

 

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

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042) jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk