8th May 2003
Work began last week on the £4 million redevelopment of the University of Lincoln’s city centre campus.
Construction workers moved into the George Street building to begin a £2 million enhancement project which is due to be completed by the middle of August.
City councillors yesterday approved plans for the second stage of the redevelopment, which will give a similar £2 million facelift to the Hull School of Art & Design at Queens Gardens.
The plan is part of the university’s strategy to reduce competition with the University of Hull, improve collaboration with Hull College and increase overall student numbers.
Staff and students will vacate the Cottingham Road campus in the summer to make way for the Hull York Medical School (part of the University of Hull).
Projects in the city centre include the redevelopment of the George Street campus, including a new lecture theatre and open access computer facility on the ground floor, refurbishment of the existing café and a reorganisation of the towers.
At Queens Gardens proposals include a café, shop and sculpture garden as well as extensions and new internal floor levels providing space for an art gallery, studios, seminar spaces and workshops.
The Queens Gardens project has been designed by UL Architects, a team of architects, engineers and project managers based at the University of Lincoln.
A series of events is planned in the autumn to launch the new-look city centre campus and to rename the George Street building in honour of Professor Derek Crothall, the university’s Pro Vice Chancellor who died last year.
3D CAD images of Queens Gardens site after refurbishment:
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