University of Lincoln submits revised plans for Brayford student accommodation

The University of Lincoln has submitted updated plans for student accommodation on Brayford Marina, with fewer bed spaces and one smaller building to retain views of the Cathedral.

As previously reported, City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee refused the original plans submitted by the university, which consisted of two 11 storey buildings and one four storey building constructed either side of the Brayford flyover, and would have included 500 rooms.

Clearing the site for the proposed new development. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Clearing the site for the proposed new development. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Now the plans for Marina Court include the erection of one four storey, one eight storey and one 11 storey building to accommodate 44 apartments totalling 442 bedrooms, 58 fewer than before.

The same 220 square metres of space outlined in the initial application would be provided for retail use and another 86 square metres would be made available for businesses.

The new buildings also incorporate office space for the Brayford Trust.

Sixty car parking spaces would be lost as part of the proposed development but 25 cycle spaces and a public footpath around Brayford Pool would be created.

The university has already started work clearing the site in preparation for the proposed scheme.

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

John Plumridge, Director of Estates at the University of Lincoln, said: “We have considered carefully the points raised by the Planning Committee, particularly around protection of Cathedral views and other vantage points.

“Our new proposal incorporates some significant design changes, most notably a three-storey reduction in height to one of the buildings, but also a new colour scheme and design concept in keeping with the area’s architectural heritage.”