30th November 2004

 

LIBRARY NOMINATED FOR TOP AWARD

 

The Great Central Warehouse Library at the University of Lincoln has been nominated for a Civic Trust Award.

 

The building, which is to be officially opened on Tuesday 7th December, cost around 5 million to restore and is thought to be the largest academic library in the East Midlands.

 

It will be considered for the overall award by a panel of regional assessors next month, and staff at the university are hoping that the building will win the prestigious award.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme is the largest and most comprehensive environmental design awards scheme in Europe, and is highly respected for recognising exceptional architecture and environmental design.

The principal architect responsible for the new library, Nigel Stevenson, is delighted with the nomination.

To be nominated for this prestigious award and to receive this level of recognition at national level is a fantastic achievement for both the UL Architects and more importantly the University of Lincoln, for its continued commitment to the regeneration of Lincoln city centre, he said.

 

Restoration of these important landmarks from Lincolns industrial past are clearly a positive step forward for the university and city alike and a wonderful experience for those who have had the opportunity to work on them.

 

Competition judges will announce the overall Civic Trust Award winner at a special ceremony in April 2005.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625 mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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