25th June 2003




Young designers from four Lincolnshire schools will have the chance to plan some new buildings for the University of Lincoln tomorrow (Thursday).


Twenty-nine year 9 and 10 pupils from Lincoln and Gainsborough will be the guests of the university’s in-house team of architects at Brayford Pool from 9.30am.


They will take a tour of the site, explore the buildings and then come up with their own designs for how the campus should be developed in the coming years.


Afterwards the pupils will be presented with a certificate by Nigel Stevenson, Planning and Development Manager and Head Architect with UL Architects.


“It’s great that so many students in the region have a real interest in architecture,” said Mr Stevenson. “The staging of this annual event will be further underpinned by the arrival of the new Lincoln School of Architecture in September.”


The schools involved are Yarborough School and the Priory LSST in Lincoln and Middlefield School and Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough.


The presentation of certificates will take place at approximately 12.15pm in the seminar block in Village Hall near the student residences.


The event is being staged in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).


Members of the public, university staff and students will be able to take a look round the new architecture building tomorrow afternoon (Thursday).


A tour of the £10m facility, which is due to open in September, will begin on the ground floor of the main academic building at 2.30pm.


The tour has been organised for the Lincoln Society of Architects and will feature talks by Derek Cottrell, Head of the Lincoln School of Architecture, Nigel Stevenson and a representative of Rick Mather Architects, who designed the building.


To join the tour please contact Zoe Harmston on 01522 886413 or email zharmston@lincoln.ac.uk


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

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                       email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk