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Bishop Grosseteste University Plans Accommodation Expansion

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans have been put forward to build a new university teaching facility and 295-bed student development in Lincoln.

Put forward by Bishop Grosseteste University, the plans call for the construction of the new facilities on unused land next to the Yarborough Leisure Centre. The three-storey block will provide additional teaching and support space, as well as an on-site cafe.

Meanwhile, the new accommodation will be delivered as a series of blocks ranging from three to five storeys.

According to the university the developments are needed in order to meet its targets, adding: "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."

"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."