University wants draught proof entrances

The University of Lincoln has submitted a planning application to the City Council to alter the entrances of its main building.

The Main Admin building on the Brayford Pool campus will see the current set of doors to the East and West of the building replaced with draught proof ones.

The current automatic doors allow a draught to flow through the building, as well as making temperature control difficult in the winter months.

The university hopes to have these modifications approved and altered before September, when the staff and students return.

A University of Lincoln spokesman said: “The University plans to undertake a programme of works over summer 2011 to improve the entrances to its Main Admin Building on the main Brayford Pool campus.

“This includes draught proofing measures to the East and West entrances, which will require new structural glazing to be constructed from the ground floor to the third floor on both elevations.

“The work is designed to resolve draught problems in the Atrium and make it a more pleasant environment for eating, socialising and meeting.”

The new doors will be one of many recent additions to the main building, including energy-efficient heating, air conditioning and lighting systems.

By 2020, the University is hoping to have cut its carbon emissions by 48%.