August 23, 2013 4.17 pm This story is over 99 months old

First students move into new Lincoln accommodation

More accommodation: International students at the University of Lincoln will now be able to stay in a new accommodation block.

A new multi-million student accommodation building in Lincoln is complete and students are moving in.

The six storey building, called Saul House, cost £16 million to build, developed by Brayford Pool (Lincoln) Ltd, formed by Westleigh Developments and Derwent Living.

Saul House, situated off Tritton Road, will cater to 69 University of Lincoln students, most of whom will be international students.

The accommodation completes part of a larger project to provide 226 non-student, affordable homes in the area, for graduates and young families wanting to live close to central Lincoln.

Matthew Moore, Property Director at Westleigh Developments, said: “The new student accommodation and the bigger development is situated in an area which has been the focus of Lincoln’s urban regeneration since the early 90s.

“Around the Brayford Pool there is a lot of university growth, more retail units and we felt it was the ideal place to build much needed housing for this popular city and provide high quality student accommodation.

Samantha Veal, Assistant Director of Development at Derwent Living, added: “We believe the scheme makes a positive contribution to the changing landscape in Lincoln and are delighted to be working closely with Westleigh and the University to provide quality student accommodation to support the growth in student numbers.”

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