The first stage of the £7.5m redevelopment of Lincoln College’s main city centre campus is nearing completion.
A new outside exercise park incorporates a 320m running and walking track, a climbing boulder and various outdoor fitness apparatus.
The park is set in the woodland area behind the Monks Road site, adjacent to Lindum Hill, and also includes inner city allotments where students pursue social enterprise work.
Director of School at Lincoln College, Martin Booth, feels the space is opening at the perfect time after the college was awarded Get Set Network status for demonstrating its commitment to the values of the Olympics.
Booth said: “Our students have a great time at college but we know they crave more outdoor social space, and this is what the project will give them.”
The full redevelopment project includes a brand new sport, health and spa facility at the Deans Building as well as an all weather sports pitch.
Spanning four floors, the facility will include an extended sports hall with viewing areas, squash courts, a dance and training studio, double trampoline area and a climbing wall.
Other features will include a hydrotherapy unit, sauna and steam rooms, a sports therapy suite and hair and beauty salons.
While students stand to benefit from the plans, the college has made meeting the needs of the general public central to their plan.