September 20, 2011 5.29 pm This story is over 130 months old

Second site of bunk cabins for Lincoln students

Bunkabin: The university is building a second bunk cabins site in order to be able to house one student per cabin.

The Festival Gardens site in the University of Lincoln’s staff car park

The University of Lincoln will arrange a second site with bunk cabins to temporarily accommodate a late surge of students without living arrangements.

An extra 42 twin cabins will be installed near the University Sports Centre, in addition to the 100 cabins next to the Architecture Building.

The first batch of cabins is dubbed Festival Gardens, while the new site will be called Delph Gardens.

As previously reported, the 3 by 3 meters cabins are fully powered, heated, with two single beds, two desks, a toilet and shower.

“Festival Gardens, the original temporary student village, can accommodate all of the students on the waiting list on a twin occupancy basis,” said University Registrar Chris Spendlove.

“However, while they are waiting for a permanent place to live, we want to be able to offer people the opportunity of single occupancy accommodation.

“The extra 42 cabins will enable the ensuite rooms across the two temporary villages to become single occupancy as soon as possible.”

“Permanent accommodation in the city is becoming available on a daily basis,” Spendlove added.

The university also said it will provide social areas and TV lounges in the Architecture Building next to Festival Gardens and in the Sports Centre close to Delph Gardens.