Royal visit to mark opening of new Bishop Grosseteste University building

HRH the Duke of Gloucester will pay a visit to Lincoln next week in order to open a new £2.2 million building on the Bishop Grosseteste campus.

He will visit the city on July 6, when he will also officially open the Battles and Dynasties Exhibition at The Collection.

The university’s extension to Constance Stewart Hall has created a new landmark building at the junction of Newport and Longdales Road.

The works have doubled the size of the teaching block and involved building a steel-framed structure on top of part of the original building to give the university an additional seven teaching spaces set over two floors.

HRH the Duke of Gloucester will officially open the facility on July 6

The prince will be introduced to dignitaries including the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Chris Burke; Lincoln’s MP Karen Lee; the Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil; and the university’s Chancellor, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas.

On a tour of the campus the duke will visit the university’s business centre BG Futures, the Victorian chapel and the new Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching which opened in March.

He will then officially open the new extension at Constance Stewart Hall by unveiling a plaque at approximately 2.45pm.

Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “This iconic addition to our estate really makes a bold statement in uphill Lincoln that BGU is an outward-facing institution.

“It’s further evidence of our ongoing commitment to invest in our teaching resources to ensure our students continue to have an outstanding experience.”

New teaching spaces have been delivered by Lincoln-based architects LK2 and local construction company Robert Woodhead Ltd, the project was carried out in two phases and saw a 7,770 square foot extension added to the Constance Stewart Hall to accommodate new teaching space.

Locally sourced steel was sourced and erected by Robert Woodhead Ltd.