12th January 2004

 

UNIVERSITY WINS GRANT FOR COMPUTER NETWORK

 

A grant from Lincolnshire Enterprise is helping the University of Lincoln to regenerate derelict land and buildings on Brayford Wharf.

 

Funding worth £200,000 will help the university to provide a dedicated ICT infrastructure network for new developments including the library in the former Great Central Warehouse, which is due to open in September 2004.

 

State-of-the-art ICT connectivity can now be provided for both existing and future developments at the Brayford Pool campus, enabling faster and more efficient digital communication with regional, national and global markets and communities.

 

 “We are delighted to receive this funding, part of which will be spent on the development of a new library in the Great Central Warehouse building,” said Gary McGinty, Capital Works Manager at the University of Lincoln.

 

Peter Bright, Executive Director of Lincolnshire Enterprise, commented: “This funding will act as a catalyst for further regeneration on the university campus, which in turn will have wider benefits for the community of Lincoln and Lincolnshire.

 

“Providing the strategic IT infrastructure for the site now will obviate future additional costs that would arise out of piecemeal installations.”

 

Lincolnshire Enterprise is the sub-regional strategic partnership for Lincolnshire concerned with delivering the Regional Economic Strategy working in partnership at both regional and local levels.

 

The total cost of the infrastructure is estimated to be in the region of £420,000.

 

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

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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