Duke of Gloucester opens new £2.2m Bishop Grosseteste extension

A new £2.2 million extension at Bishop Grosseteste University was opened today by the Duke of Gloucester.

As part of his trip to Lincoln, Prince Richard officially opened the Constance Stewart Hall at a ceremony on July 6.

The teaching block has doubled in size with around seven new teaching rooms now available to staff and students.

The university hopes to make the new facility available for a variety of different subjects and hope that staff and students can benefit from the increased teaching space and technologies.

The Duke of Gloucester said: “It is a great pleasure to be asked to open this fine new building.

“I would like to wish the very best of luck to all of the people that come here to teach or to learn.”

Bishop Grosseteste’s Vice Chancellor, Peter Neil told The Lincolnite: “First of all I was delighted when I heard the Duke of Gloucester was coming as it’s great to have a Royal opening the building and as a architect, I couldn’t have wished for anyone better.

“The building is great for students as it gives them up to date facilities and it gives us the flexibility to have different sizes of spaces.”

Vice President of the Bishop Grosseteste Students’ Union, Joshua Blanchard, said: “It is definitely going to have a positive impact, just looking around it’s absolutely fantastic. The building is very accommodating to a lot of students and that is what I like to see.

“Seeing things like this proves to me that the university is going the right way.”

The Duke has visited a number of Lincoln landmarks and is set to open the Battles and Dynasties exhibition at The Collection later today (July 6).