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Plans for new £28m student flats in Lincoln

Extra student flats: Students in Lincoln will have better options for housing while they study if an accommodation proposal goes ahead.

Developers have submitted plans to build a new £28 million student accommodation block by the University of Lincoln.

Jackson & Jackson Developments submitted the proposals for the building off Ruston Way to the City of Lincoln Council for planning permission.

The development, called The Gateway, will provide a large number of high quality student homes, plus commercial frontage on the ground floor.

As previously reported, outline planning permission for the site was granted in February.

The building will be in a similar design to the neighbouring Holiday Inn Express hotel, built with stone ceramic fascia.

Developers also hope to incorporate energy reduction and efficiency measures in an effort to meet or surpass the government’s new building carbon emissions targets.

Back view. Photo: Stem Architects

Back view. Photo: Stem Architects

In addition to the building, Jackson & Jackson Developments also donated £1,500 to the Lincoln Tank Memorial project, which would be erected just outside of the building on the roundabout.

Dominik Jackson said: “We’re excited about bringing such a high quality building to the area. The site has been vacant for many years so it will be really positive to see the development improve the appearance and status of the roundabout.

“For us it is important to create a strong commercial frontage and we’re already in advanced talks with some key national brands about taking space.

“We have worked with the university for some time and feel we have a good grasp of what is needed to achieve a market leading site.

“Having a successful university isn’t just about the academic achievement, and the University of Lincoln has done a fantastic job in climbing the student experience tables as well.

“We hope that access to this level of accommodation, at a competitive market price, will continue to support this.”