October 20, 2011 1.46 pm This story is over 129 months old

Housing found for all students in bunk cabins

Bunkabins: All students housed in bunk cabins in the university’s car park should be moved out by early November.

The University of Lincoln says that it has found permanent accommodation for all students currently housed in bunk cabins in its staff car park.

Up to 200 students who applied late for accommodation at the university were put in the cabins, as student housing demand outstripped supply in the city.

An initial site called Festival Gardens was set up next to the LPAC, with a second site, Delph Gardens, later added behind the university’s sports centre.

Students were slowly moved out of the cabins over the past month, with the second used to give everyone single accommodation in the small double cabins.

It was initially estimated that all students would be out of the bunk cabins by Christmas, but now the university said this would happen in early November.

University spokesperson Thirzah Wildman told The Lincolnite: “The last person will leave Festival Gardens in early November.

“The university’s accommodation team has worked round the clock to find additional permanent housing for the late-comers and there is now good quality accommodation for everyone.

“There is no-one at Delph Gardens and this is being dismantled, and cabins at Festival Gardens will also be removed as they become vacant,” Wildman added.