18th August 2005
EMDA CHIEF TO MARK START OF WORK
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turf-cutting ceremony will take place at the
will be attended by Jeff Moore, Chief Executive of the East Midlands
Supported by emda and Lincolnshire Enterprise the East Midlands Media and Computing Centre will strengthen links between the university and the region’s business community.
is a major extension to the university’s Media, Humanities and Computing
building and will provide a 250-seat conference auditorium, research and
development labs in computing and media technologies, dedicated training suites
and advanced satellite uplink facilities which will put
The extension and redevelopment work to the existing building will cost £5 million in total. Grant funding from emda of £1.8 million and from Lincolnshire Enterprise of £200,000 has allowed the project to go ahead.
The extension was designed by UL Architects at the
“The East Midlands Media and Computing Centre is crucial for the development of the university’s economic regeneration agenda and will play an important role in the physical development of the Brayford Pool campus by creating a new public square,” said Gary Cook, Director of Commercial Partnerships at the university.
The 250-seat auditorium will be available for local businesses to hire and for university-sponsored networking events as well as full-scale conferences.
Note to editors: Jeff Moore, Chief
Executive of the East Midlands
Jeff Moore, Chief Executive of emda, and Professor David
Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the
(Left to right) Roger Mansell, Regional Director of contractors hbg; John Godfrey, Chairman of the Governors at the University of Lincoln; Bryan Carr, Chairman of Lincolnshire Enterprise; Jeff Moore, Chief Executive of emda; Amanda Spalding, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Enterprise; and Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln
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