Bishop Grosseteste to build new £4.3m student accommodation

Bishop Grosseteste University has hired two local contractors to build a new £4.3 million student residence on the university’s Longdales Road campus in Lincoln.

Contractors Caledonian Modular in Carlton-on-Trent and Trent Valley Construction in South Hykeham will start work on the new facilities in January.

“Once this new development is complete we will have 126 en suite rooms on campus, which we haven’t had before,” said Stephen Deville, Director of Resources at Bishop Grosseteste University.

“Strict government controls on student numbers at all universities mean we have no plans to increase undergraduate student numbers for the foreseeable future,” he said.

“However, this new development will give us a good mix of accommodation to offer to students and improve our ability to accommodate conference visitors when the students are not here.”

As part of the project at least one existing hall of residence on campus will be demolished. The development should be completed in time for the new intake of students in September 2013.