Lincoln-based architectural consultants CAD Associates have submitted a planning application on behalf of Bishop Burton College for a £13.5 million Agricultural College Campus adjacent to the Lincolnshire Showground.
The project has been part-funded by the Skills Funding Agency and work on the new campus is due to start in February 2014.
The first phase of development will be to establish the campus, before moving all provision from Riseholme to the site by 2020.
The college will continue in their existing partnerships with local farms and estates, in order to provide working environments for students.
Bishop Burton College are looking to relocate their current campus at Riseholme, with the construction of new specialist teaching, living and social accommodation, including the following buildings:
- Agriculture, Innovation & Science Centre
- Animal Science Centre
- Precision Agriculture Workshops
- Arboriculture Workshop
- Two blocks of student accommodation (25 beds each)
- Multi-use games area
The college will develop a new partnership with the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and will provide enhanced equine and farm enterprises, ensuring that future students and employers will acquire skills necessary to boost the rural economy of Lincolnshire.
Ken Allen, Managing Director, said: “This is a very exciting and prestigious project for us.
“Although we have been working in education for the last 25 years and have carried out major development for Bishop Burton College at their Beverley campus, we are looking forward to constructing the new College in Lincoln.”