Councillors on City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee have approved proposals for a building containing 300 student rooms, a gym, shops and restaurants on High Street at a meeting on Wednesday, June 29.
The new building will form a gateway between Lincoln High Street and the Brayford Waterfront, with work to now start within the next three years.
The plans, which had to be changed following earlier consultation, were designed by Stem Architects Ltd, and submitted to City of Lincoln Council on behalf of Network Rail.
The High Street will now see the main block of the building, which will start as a three story building and will then tier back through Wigford Yard, rising up to nine storeys.
This nine story west elevation is equal to that of the Sarah Swift Building.
The building will be situated parallel to the central railway line and would sit behind the ongoing University of Lincoln Sarah Swift Building on Wigford Yard and front the High Street, next to the new level crossing footbridge.