First students move into new Lincoln development

The first cohort of students moved into their new homes at a multi-million pound development in Lincoln.

Valentine Court, a 469-bedroom student block, is located at the former Superbowl site on Valentine Way off Tritton Road. It will be operated directly by the University of Lincoln.

As previously reported, proposals for 77 six-bed student accommodation town houses were approved by the City of Lincoln Council in January 2018.

The plans were later changed to 63 six-bedroomed town houses and seven 13-bedroomed town houses, which includes accessible rooms.

The development is the brainchild of Investors in Lincoln, Castle Square Developments. Castle Square used Banks Long & Co as development consultant and project manager for the scheme, which was designed by Stem Architects.

George Lockwood of Castle Square Developments; Tim Bradford, Banks Long & Co Managing Director; Simon Bridge, Banks Long & Co Director.

Lindum Construction was awarded the contract to build the student homes.

John Lockwood, Chairman at Castle Square Developments, said: “We are extremely proud of the result which, once again, highlights our confidence in the continuing growth of Lincoln and the quality of our partners’ workmanship and experience, which has earned them fine reputations.”

Chris Spendlove, University of Lincoln Registrar, said: “It is great to work with local companies and the Valentine Court townhouse development marks an exciting new direction for University of Lincoln student accommodation.

“It has already proved popular and students and their parents have been delighted with both the quality and design of the accommodation.”