October 4, 2012 1.17 pm This story is over 116 months old

Lincoln office conversion already filled with students

Happy students: Bishop Grosseteste have managed to fill a new student housing building to full capacity.

A large office building in uphill Lincoln, which was transformed into student accommodation recently, is already at full capacity.

Crosstrend House on Newport, previously the Crown Prosecution Service, now houses 78 Bishop Grosseteste University College students.

The building contains a shared kitchen, three common rooms and a laundrette. Almost all the rooms are en-suite and have free Wi-Fi.

Stephen Deville, Director of Resources at BG, said: “We are delighted with the quality of the finished building and with the take-up.

“It’s important for parents to know their children are living in a clean, modern and safe environment and Crosstrend House has already proved extremely popular.

“This is our first foray into a commercial accommodation lease and we are delighted with how smoothly Sills handled the transaction on our behalf.”

The building is leased to BG by chartered surveyors Hodgson Elkington LLP, which was negotiated by law firm Sills and Betteridge.

Partner Wendy Spalding-Siracusa, who handled the deal, said: “It’s been gratifying to work on a lease that helps Bishop Grosseteste continue its growing success.

“It’s an important institution in the city and I have no doubt the accommodation will prove popular with students for many years to come.”