The City of Lincoln Council has formally approved the University’s plans for the home of The Bridge, the new technology centre that will focus on advanced engineering research and development. Detailed plans, which were submitted towards the end of 2019, include a two-storey building housing cutting-edge materials science equipment and associated laboratory space.
The new building will be located adjacent to the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park on Poplar Avenue, adding to the redevelopment of this area. The Bridge building will augment the scientific capabilities of the Park, providing a key link between local engineering business and the academic expertise present at the University of Lincoln.
The building will also add to the capabilities of the University, which already boasts the Joseph Banks Laboratory, itself the subject of multi-million pound refurbishment 7 years ago, the new Medical School and the central Engineering hub.
Prof Ian Scowen, director of The Bridge, said “we are hugely excited to have our plans approved. We will be able to watch the new building rise out of the ground to provide a bridge between the University and its industrial partners. It is a time of great opportunity for Lincolnshire’s advanced engineering sector”.
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