November 26, 2019 10.34 am This story is over 29 months old

New Lincoln start-up business accommodation set for approval

New office space for up and coming firms

A three-storey business building which would provide space for start-ups as part of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park looks set to get the go-ahead.

As part of phase two of the multi-million pound project, the new office block would provide “grow on space” for up and coming firms.

The site is set to be built west of Poplar Avenue and north of Beevor Street and would also provide space for companies to expand and move from the Boole Technology Centre.

Now, City of Lincoln Council looks set to give the go-ahead for the plan at a meeting on December 4.

Artist impressions of phase two of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park. UoL

The plan comes as part of a project to transform six acres of brownfield land to the west of Tritton Road.

The second phase of the scheme, which was given the go-ahead in 2017, looks set to double the size of the park and create space for up to 800 workers.

More than £22 million has been spent on the project since 2013, principally on the Joseph Banks Laboratories and the Boole Technology Centre, supporting small and medium enterprises and the University of Lincoln’s College of Science.

Lincoln Science and Innovation Park is a partnership between Lincolnshire Co-op and University of Lincoln which offers a new hub for private sector investment and innovation, alongside state-of-the-art academic research science facilities in the centre of Lincoln.

Thomas Blount, director of Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, said previously that the project will help “transform the performance of the local economy” in both Lincoln and the wider county.

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