Designs revealed for £21m Lincoln medical school

The first artist impressions and plans for a long-awaited medical school in Lincolnshire have been revealed, and people are being asked to help fund the £21.1 million project.

The University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham confirmed in March that they were successful in their bid for the first dedicated medical school in Lincolnshire.

Plans are now underway to build what the University of Lincoln say will be a state-of-the-art building on campus.

Current designs for the building include lecture theatres, laboratories, clinical and anatomy suites, virtual and augmented reality simulations of clinical settings and a science library.

To help fund the £21.1 million project, the university is launching a major fundraising project.

As a thanks for large donations, the university will put the company or person’s name in a DNA art installation for £120 and on a brick for £1,200.

Those who sign up to donate £12,000 become a “Friend of the Medical School” and have their names on the VIP donor board in the building’s entrance.

The university say the facilities will enable student to understand and master the latest developments in healthcare.

The first cohort of medical students are expected to start in 2019, when the low-carbon building opens.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said the support of the community was instrumental in establishing the university.

She said: “The medical school will make a huge difference to the people of Lincolnshire, who will benefit from the establishment of this hub of medical expertise training hundreds of young people to become doctors and stay in the county.

“I hope that people will once again come together and be part of making a difference to thousands of people’s lives.”