Currently under construction, this development is seen as a collaboration between the developer Aberdeen Standard and the University of Lincoln. The University has a strong presence in the city, contributing positively to both economic and social vitality. With an increasing student population, a campus masterplan has been established to manage expansion, primarily providing academic buildings.
The need for further student accommodation arises out of growth, although space on campus is limited. Dedicated student accommodation can relieve pressure on the City’s housing stock, releasing housing back to other residents of the city.
The proposals here include accommodation for 1372 students, with associated amenity and management facilities. Blocks A and B include a provision of commercial and management space at ground floor, well placed to benefit from being located adjacent to St. Marks retail centre.
The Landscape Strategy seeks to create an attractive environment for both students and the public. A new public square – Dyers Square – will be created to provide a quiet space for seating and amenity which can be used by students and the public alike. A further new public space will be created to mark the gateway to the development and to the retail park from Tritton Road – Tritton Square.
A series of intimate garden courts will be provided offering quiet amenity and recreation opportunities for each student block, as well as more open and formal spaces between blocks offering a generous communal space for further recreation opportunities. New pedestrian & cycle routes will be created, forming linkages to the surrounding retail.