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New £28m Lincoln student flats approved

A new £28 million student accommodation scheme in Lincoln has been approved by the City of Lincoln Council.

The project, called The Gateway, will comprise of 458 bedspaces with additional retail, restaurant, cafe, or office space on the ground floor.

Jackson & Jackson Developments submitted the proposals to the City of Lincoln Council for planning permission in December 2013.

The site will sit on the corner of Ruston Way, occupying a prominent position adjacent to Tritton Road roundabout.

The eight-storey building will accommodate 77 student apartments. The University of Lincoln will have full management of the premises, and nomination rights for students living there.

Photo: CLC
Photo: CoLC

A new return element along the access road means that car parking is contained within a rear courtyard accessed through an archway,

The continuing University of Lincoln Masterplan outlines significant growth in student numbers and the need for additional accommodation.

In addition, the council has noted that purpose-built accommodation reduces the impact on the more established residential areas of the city.

The gateway building will provide an active street frontage and entrance point into Brayford Enterprise Park.

The building itself measures 23.5m in height, which is within the maximum parameter set but the proposal exceeds the maximum width and depth that was set via condition of the outline planning permission.

It was agreed that the development would not impact upon key views around the city, such as historic landmarks.

Photo: CLC
Photo: CLC

The Environment Agency provided a detailed Flood Risk Assessment and councillors approved plans to raise ground floor levels by 400mm.

Highway safety was also addressed and deemed acceptable.

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