Work begins on Valentine Court student homes

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Lindum Construction has started work on clearing the former Superbowl site in Lincoln to prepare for the new student homes at Valentine Court.

As previously reported, proposals for 77 six-bed student accommodation town houses on Valentine Way off Tritton Road, which will be composed of 469 en-suite bedrooms, were approved by the City of Lincoln Council in January 2018.

Work so far has included the removal of shrubs and trees.

Two trees remain on the land after an ecological survey identified they were the only ones in which birds had built nests.

The site was previously being used as a ‘park & stride’ car park, but that facility closed on April 23.

The new site, which previously housed the original Lincoln Odeon, will include 90 on-site car parking spaces.

Managing Director at Lindum Construction Simon Gregory said: “We had a full, independent ecological report carried out by Scarborough Nixon Associates before we started, and this identified where birds had taken up residence. As a result, two trees remain. The enabling works are expected to take around three weeks.”

The project is the result of a collaboration between Castle Square Developments and the University of Lincoln.