February 18, 2020 9.21 am This story is over 45 months old

295-bed student accommodation and teaching facility in Lincoln set for approval

The facility could get the go-ahead

Plans for a new 295-bed student accommodation and teaching facility in Lincoln look set to be approved.

Bishop Grosseteste University lodged the proposal to City of Lincoln Council for the new facilities back in November.

It would see the university purchase unused land next to Yarborough Leisure Centre car park, off Riseholme Road, from the city council to build the development.

The authority’s planning committee has been recommended to approve the plan at a meeting on February 26.

Site layout for the new university accommodation and teaching facility.

As part of the proposal, a range of three, four and five-storey buildings would be built for the new student housing.

The university said in its plans that the 295 bedroom accommodation would help to improve its housing offer.

Meanwhile, a three-storey block is planned to help meet demand for teaching space.

More visuals of the proposed student accommodation by Bishop Grosseteste University.

The facility would provide more teaching rooms and support space, as well as an on-site cafe.

40 car parking spaces would also be provided as part of the proposal.

In its plans, the university said it needs the facilities in order to meet its targets.

Further visuals of the student accommodation planned for Riseholme Road.

It said: “In addition to meeting the demands for teaching space, BGU have recognised the need to improve their offer for student accommodation.

“In order to meet targets, a significant rise in the number of student bedrooms is required, but available space is limited on campus.

“The acquisition of the site on Riseholme Road is linked to this need to support up to 300 additional students in university managed accommodation.

Bishop Grosseteste University said it needs the new accommodation in order to keep up with student demand.

“This will drastically increase BGU’s ability to support students moving to Lincoln to study, while also reducing the load on the available residential space, both in the local area and city centre, through a reduction in the current use of smaller satellite accommodation units.”

The university added that the site would help to accommodate its first-year students and space for teaching and support.

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