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The £21 million Lincoln Medical School is coming to the end of construction and is ready to welcome university students in the city.

The five-storey purpose-built facility will offer laboratories, lecture theatres, study areas and even clinical skills and anatomy suites for thousands of University of Lincoln students each year.

As well as this, mock consultation rooms that simulate hospital wards will be inside the medical school to help students gain experience in their chosen field.

Medical equipment will be installed in the lab spaces. | Photo: Shradha Mishra

It will be the most environmentally friendly building on the Brayford Pool campus of the university, with photovoltaic panels covering the roof and walls to provide zero carbon electricity.


Take a sneak peek inside the Lincoln Medical School here.


A timelapse video uploaded by the university shows the progression of the building’s construction, from the first moments to the final cinematic shots of the exterior being finished.

15 types of plant growing on the living wall, which increases biodiversity and reduces air pollution. | Photo: Shradha Mishra

Lincoln Medical School’s steel frame was completed in May 2020, and equipment is being moved into the building ahead of its opening.

The facility is already fully operational and being used for teaching, but more and more equipment is still being brought in for use.

The project has been part-funded by Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The entrance at the new Lincoln Medical School. | Photo: Shradha Mishra

Prof Danny McLaughlin, Dean of Medicine, said: “Creating a medical school for Lincolnshire has been an aspiration for many years and we are now realising that goal.

“It’s something the whole community can be proud of, and which will serve the people of Lincolnshire for generations to come.”

Developers’ plans for 121 new homes in Bourne are set to be approved next week.

South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee will be recommended to give the go ahead to the joint proposals from Larkfleet Homes and The Bettinson Trustees for land at Manning Road, on Wednesday.

The plans will include 36 homes classed as affordable along with open space and a small children’s play area along the western front.

A new spine road that provides access to the proposed dwellings from Manning Road is also planned.

In a report before the committee members, council officers said: “The application site is allocated for residential development in the local plan and the proposed scheme is considered to comply with the development principles that accompany the allocation.”

The applicants will also be asked to pay a total of £688,972 towards education, health and open space provision in the area.

In documents before the council, the developers said: “The site will deliver a wide range of house types and on-site open space as well as potentially contributing to the provision of local education and health care facilities to be delivered off-site through the vehicle of S106 contributions. The site cannot viably deliver its own on-site local facilities but will be accessible to the existing local community facilities nearby”

More than 22 people have objected to the plans, including Bourne Town Council, who said the proposals were out of keeping with the character of the area, on land designated as employment and raised concerns over traffic on Manning Road.

A developer’s 150-home plan in Woodhall Spa has been submitted for final approval.

Jackson Brothers Property’s proposals for land to the rear of Witham Road were given outline approval in 2018 despite objections and have now returned before East Lindsey District Council for reserved matters.

The plans are considered the second phase of the applicants’ designs for the area, having already approved a further 150 homes previously, accessed through the demolition of 99 and 101 Witham Road.

The latest plans include 15 pairs of semi-detached dwellings, nine blocks of three flats and 93 detached homes with associated garages, along with the provision of play equipment.

In a design and access statement submitted at outline stage Jackson Brothers Property said the build would not adversely affect the character and appearance of the area and was in a sustainable location.

“The proposed development will help to underpin the social and economic fabric of the Local Community without a significant cost to the environment,” they said.

How the second phase of the developers plans would be laid out.

The plans faced objections from the parish council who said the access was insufficient and that the land was part of open countryside. They, along with others had concerns over the impact on village infrastructure and highways.

The latest submission has already received objections, with one resident calling for more protection for the local Swift population, while another repeated previous concerns.

Keith Hutson, of Witham Road, said: “The Spa’s amenities and infrastructure are overstretched now, the through roads congested and the effect on the environment caused by additional traffic and the random discarding of waste grows daily.

“Witham Road’s speed signs are ignored by most of the traffic coming here and will if this development goes ahead, be an absolute danger to negotiate.

“My objection, therefore, is on the grounds of – impacts on amenity, nuisance, highway safety and the environment.”

The plans will be discussed at a later date.

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