17th December 2003

 

PAVILION IN THE PARK FOR ART STUDENTS

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A new pavilion at the University of Lincoln’s Cathedral Campus is the latest project in the renovation of the Lindum hillside area of Lincoln.

 

The University of Lincoln have joined forces with the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) and Lincoln City Council to turn the area into an artists’ quarter over the next three years.

 

The ‘Greestone Pavilion’, funded from the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) by EMDA and Lincoln City Council, will provide design and exhibition space for art and design students at the university.

 

It is hoped that the renovation of the area, which already includes the Usher Art Gallery, the historic Temple Gardens and the Drill Hall, will help develop a place for the arts in the city.

 

In conjunction with the new building the university will also be installing a sculpture that is currently being designed by students.

 

The university’s in-house architects, UL Architects, designed the pavilion, which is surrounded by trees and clad in timber and which resembles a ‘pavilion in the park’.

 

“The building has been designed in such a way that minimises the impact on the temple monument that stands behind it,” said Trevor Elvin, project architect at the university.

 

“We were in talks with various bodies, including English Heritage and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, to ensure that the building was in keeping with the surroundings ”

 

Future development at the Cathedral Campus is expected, including plans to add a second storey to the pavilion and a glazed atrium and bridge which will join the pavilion to another building on the campus.

 

The pavilion will provide a route through to the new City and County Museum at the former Danesgate car park due to be opened in 2005.

 

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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244

Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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