Building work has begun on a new £20 million student apartment scheme in Lincoln consisting of 138 luxury apartments to completely transform the city centre’s student accommodation market.
As previously reported, workers were midway through tearing down what was once a former coffee company warehouse last month in order to build luxury student flats.
As part of the work the frontages of several historic buildings, including the original home of Lincoln coffee firm RW Stokes, St Martin’s Parish Hall and a former school building, are being restored and incorporated into the scheme.
The development, which will include facilities such as a steam room, sauna, home cinema, gym, fully equipped pantry with grab-and-go breakfast and a 24-hour concierge, is located on the junction of Beaumont Fee, Mint Lane and Park Street.
The scheme is being developed by the Parklane Group under its IconInc brand, which already operates several student accommodation developments in Leeds and Liverpool.
The Broadley Group is the principle contractor with Adept Consulting Engineers providing civil and structural engineering services.
The scheme design was produced by Brewster Bye Architects with StudioMAP developing the design through the construction stage.
Paul Manku from The Broadley Group said: “We’re delighted to have started work on this innovative scheme which will push the boundaries of student accommodation in Lincoln.
“Parts of the old buildings have already been demolished and the historic frontages will be complemented by a five-storey, new-build element that will combine to make this a landmark development in a highly sought after location.”
Jonathan Ashton from Adept added: “This development will see the retention and restoration of several historic building façades that will be key features of the new scheme.”
The development is due to open next summer in time for the start of the 2019/20 academic year.
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