University of Lincoln plans further city centre development

The University of Lincoln will submit a planning application for a new multi-storey learning centre on a central site in the city.

The proposed six-storey academic building will sit on the Wigford Yard site on Brayford Wharf East, next to a 19th century warehouse.

The new development is hoped to house the university’s schools of Psychology and Health & Social Care.

University of Lincoln spokesperson, Ian Richards, said: “The University of Lincoln is developing plans for a new academic building on the Wigford Yard site on Brayford Wharf East, next to our existing David Chiddick Building.

“The proposed building would provide new teaching, research and office space for the University’s Schools of Psychology and School of Health & Social Care.

“The proposed design would regenerate a currently derelict brownfield site.

“It would also create a new pedestrian route linking the High Street to Brayford Wharf East, further improving the integration of the city centre, the university campus and the Brayford waterfront.

“Councillors and neighbouring residents and businesses were invited to view the current proposals and feedback has been positive.

“Our intention is to submit a planning application to the City of Lincoln Council before the end of this calendar year.”