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University of Lincoln Moves Closer to New Campus

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One of Grimsby town centre's most run down areas is set to be developed into a campus for the University of Lincoln.

Redundant buildings on Garth Lane have been purchased by North East Lincolnshire Council, with the site earmarked for a university campus run by the University of Lincoln. In addition to providing new buildings for studying it will also include student accommodation.

In addition, a new OnSide Youth Zone will be built using the existing West Haven Maltings thanks to an extra £3.75million Government grant announced yesterday.

Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Philip Jackson said: "There are still negotiations going on around the town centre site with The University of Lincoln and details have still to be agreed. But the council has bought the Garth Lane site from ABP and The University of Lincoln will be using the town centre."

"Grimsby Institute are on board with it and the two campus will be complimentary and not in competition with one another."

"This is all around what we can do to attract more people into the town centre and increase footfall and create a visitor location and a work location for many more people. We will also look to build homes in the town centre."

The plans from the university were revealed more than a year ago, but the news marks a huge step towards completion, with only the final details to be agreed.