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Student flats proposed for Wigford Yard derelict site

The University of Lincoln is planning to transform the former pea factory site at Wigford Yard into multi-storey student accommodation.

The disused site, off Brayford Wharf East, would become flats primarily for post-graduate and international students if the university’s proposals are approved.

In addition to the flats, a walkway between Brayford Wharf East and High Street will be added for pedestrians and cyclists, linking the two areas more directly.

A masterplan for Brayford Wharf East. The plans include the footbridge over the rail line, new flats and walkway.

Residents in the local area are currently being consulted by Globe Consultants about the plans, and a meeting will be held at the Tower Bar on November 19 from 2pm until 6.30pm, so residents can express their opinions.

The plans for the flats, which will be developed and operated by Campus Living Villages, are still in draft, so there are no designs for the flats just yet.

In a letter sent out to local residents and businesses, Director of Globe Consultants Phil Scrafton said:

“We are working for the developers selected by the University to deliver a housing development on the site of the underused and semi-derelict Wigford Yard.

“The final form of the development is not fully established as we feel it is important to engage with local people who may have an interest here.”