12th December 2001
The University of Lincoln and Lincoln City Council have won praise for the way they are developing new buildings in the historic city.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has announced its ‘Festive Five’ most forward-thinking and motivated local authorities – and Lincoln is on the list.
“The University of Lincoln has acquired a number of properties in the [Lindum Hill] area and is working closely with the city council to integrate the urban plan with its own academic aspirations,” the commission said in a statement.
“Lincoln University’s commitment to design quality on their campus next to the Brayford Pool and their ambitious expansion plans, masterplanned by Rick Mather Architects, will encourage the development of an organic extension to the city centre in an area currently occupied by buildings of the ‘ring-road’ variety.
“The city council seems to have really got to grips with some complex and controversial issues, and although all will not be plain sailing (the railway still presents a difficult conundrum to the city), real progress has been made.”
David Mullaney, Director of Estates and Facilities at the university, was delighted with the endorsement.
“We are delighted that CABE has recognised the important work which the university is undertaking across the city in partnership with the planning authority,” he said. “In addition to the major masterplanning work which is going on at Brayford Pool, we are also in discussions with Lincoln City Council over enhancement of some of the estate which we took over from De Montfort University earlier this year.
“We are determined that within ten years Lincoln’s completed university campuses will be a credit to this historic city.”
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