February 10, 2020 10.59 am This story is over 19 months old

Lincoln university’s latest Holbeach Food Enterprise plans revealed

The building will add to the university’s existing agri-food plans

Plans for the University of Lincoln’s next stage of the Food Enterprise Zone in Holbeach have been revealed.

The proposed Institute of Technology Agri-Food building will sit alongside the university’s Centre of Excellence as part of the National Centre for Food Manufacturing.

The campus is planned to play a central role in the Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ), working with businesses and partners to promote and research new technologies in the supply chain.

How the new build could look.

The new 492m2 single-storey building will include teaching rooms, a library, offices and utility rooms.

Documents submitted to South Holland District Council said: “This particular building will be used for the teaching of agri-food in line with the Local plan’s ambition to further education and research in agri-food technologies and to also deliver employment opportunities in this target area.

“These facilities add complimentary teaching, research and administration spaces to those provided by the approved CoE, ensuring that the university can deliver a wide range of learning facilities throughout the new site.”

How the building will fit into the existing site.

The Centre of Excellence is planned to be completed by March 2021.

The Food Enterprise Zone has been organised as part of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Midlands Engine.

It is supported by Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council.

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