Estates Projects A capital project update

Over the last few months, the Projects team has been hard at work. Work has steamed ahead on capital projects across the estate. We've put together this update to showcase some of the work that's been taking place.

Lincoln Medical School

Work on the Lincoln Medical School is now complete.

The building features a living wall, alongside the solar panels at the front of the building. A new footpath is now in use alongside the Janet Lane-Claypon building, with further landscaping taking place at present. Wildflowers have been sown around the building, and the grass has been reseeded adjacent to the Delph Pond.

The facility includes a range of laboratories such as clinical skills suite, anatomy suite and a category 2 science laboratory. The building also provides a dedicated Bio-Medical & Health Sciences Library and high-quality social learning spaces to create a real sense of place for the Medical students.

Image showing the Living Wall at the Lincoln Medical School.

The Bio-Medical & Health Sciences Library is a purpose designed space, located on the 1st floor of the Medical School Building. The Library will bring together the University’s collections covering Medicine; Life Sciences; Pharmacy; Chemistry; Nursing and Allied Health & Social Care.

View a timelapse of the construction below:

The Lincoln Medical School is part-funded by Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP).

View a gallery of progress photos from the start of the project to completion below:

The Centre of Excellence in Agri-Food Technologies

The Centre of Excellence, the first building on the Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) at Holbeach, was completed in March 2021.

Building on the success of the University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus, home to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), the Centre of Excellence will be an innovation hub – promoting the rapid uptake of advanced technologies such as robotics and automation and ensuring the UK’s agri-food industry remains competitive, able to overcome challenges facing the supply chain from farm to fork.

State of the art building facilities include microbiology and chemistry laboratories, a high-tech test kitchen and sensory suite, break space, and seminar rooms, as well as solar panels on the roof.

The Centre of Excellence is funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), the Regional Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. It builds on the previous investment made by the GLLEP, South Holland District Council and funding partners in establishing FEZ Holbeach – also known as Peppermint Park.

View a gallery of progress photos from the start of the project to January 2021 below:

Riseholme Hall

Riseholme Hall has been the centre of a major renovation capital project, which has both breathed new life into the building whilst maintaining sensitivity to its Grade II conservation status. Internal redecoration works, and a new colour scheme has been installed throughout. Extensive conservation works to the roof and internal walls have taken place.

Images of Riseholme Hall.

This project has been part-funded by by Research England.

and across Riseholme campus...

Image of the new roundhouse.

At Riseholme, the Dairy Farm has undergone radical changes. The cattle shed was demolished last academic year, and a state of the art roundhouse was installed, as well as a complete renovation of the surrounding outbuildings, a new academic building for Bishop Burton College on the farm, and most recently, internal works to improve the sheep shed.

Plowright House, formerly Riseholme Library, has also been subject to a major renovation works, which were completed in July 2020. The newly refurbished building now houses the Barclays Eagle Lab, as well as other tenants.

Image of the reception area of Plowright House at completion.

View a gallery of photos below, including images of the campus, Plowright House, the roundhouse and sheep shed.

Gallery from top to bottom: aerial images of Riseholme Hall and farm, the sheep shed and roundhouse, and inside Plowright House.

Residential Projects

179 High Street was completed last term, bringing 301 bedrooms online and creating the all important addition of a public walkway between the High Street and Brayford.

St Marks - The contractor is progressing well following handover of the first phase at the end of December and the University are due to receive another six completed blocks at the beginning of August 2021. This equates to another 815 bedrooms. There will be only one block to complete at that point and we will currently receive that in August 2022.

Work continues on the final phase of Viking House. All groundworks are now complete and the frame and floors are up to second floor. The contractor is currently predicting completion for the end of June 2021. The scheme will provide 15 studio rooms and a top floor shared living room.

View a gallery of photos of 179 High Street & St Marks below:

Images of 179 High Street.
Images of St Marks.

Coming Soon

Our team are already planning our next capital projects. These include the Bridge, a new building adjacent to the Charlotte Scott Building on the Brayford Campus, and the Institute of Technology (IOT) at Holbeach.

Read more about the IOT below:

Visit the Estates website for more projects information:


Images by Shradha Mishra, Alex Foxley-Johnson, BAM Construction, Lindum Group and EPIX Media.