For some time, it has been the University’s goal to develop a medical school for Lincolnshire and on 20th March 2018, the Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) and Health Education England (HEE) confirmed that the University of Lincoln’s collaborative bid with the University of Nottingham to establish a new medical school was successful.
Eighty places have been allocated to create the new school at the University of Lincoln as part of a major expansion of 25% additional medical students for the UK. Lincolnshire is one of only five regions chosen to have a new school and it follows a rigorous bidding process.
This new medical school welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate medicine students to Lincoln in September 2019. The medical school will make a significant difference to the Lincolnshire region, which will benefit from the establishment of this hub of medical expertise: clinical placements will take place at hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare units across the county in collaboration with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
As part of this, we are currently developing a purpose-built facility to house the Lincoln Medical School which is due to open in 2021. The facility will include a range of laboratories such as clinical skills suite, anatomy suite and a category 2 science laboratory. The building will also provide a dedicated Bio-Medical & Health Sciences Library and high-quality social learning spaces to create a real sense of place for the Medical students.
Work has continued on-site with the completion of the concrete floor planks and commencement of fire spraying of steelwork. Over the coming weeks, work will commence on the install of the secondary framing system, lift shafts and continuing to complete works to the concrete flooring.
Over the past month, BAM have been working to get the precast flooring installed along with the precast staircases. Steelwork is now complete and precast lift shafts are due to be installed in April 2020.
The steelwork for the shroud surrounding the fume cupboard flues has been installed and this is the tallest point of the building.
Work on the steel frame erection continues and the installation of pre-cast flooring has commenced. The next milestone is the arrival of the pre-cast staircases due at the end of February 2020. Within the steelwork, the form and mass of the building is now more evident with features such as the entrance colonnade now being visible.
Groundworks on site are well underway with the installation of piling complete and the precast bases of the lifts now installed. Steelwork is due to commence this month alongside further groundworks to install the drainage connections for the building. Just before Christmas, BAM Construction utilised a drone to capture the progress on site which can be viewed below and shows the extent of the building footprint at this stage.
Medical School Enabling Works
From Monday 19th August until Friday 13th September, enabling works will begin for the Lincoln Medical School. These works include installation of perimeter hoarding and excavation of existing mounds and will allow for a clear and level site ahead of the main construction which is due to commence in October 2019.
During this period of works, there will be an increase in vehicle movement around the boulevard car park to the Medical School construction site. Whilst the main excavation works are taking place, between Tuesday 27th August until Friday 13th September, there will be a significant increase in vehicular traffic to allow for the excavated materials to be removed from the site. It is anticipated that this will be between 70 – 80 wagons a day. A road sweeper will be employed to ensure that the car park is kept as clear as possible during this time.
Following Friday 13th September, continuing minor works will be self-contained within the newly formed site ahead of the start of main construction works.
Green Light for Lincoln Medical School Building
The University of Lincoln, UK, has been given the official go-ahead to build Lincolnshire’s first ever medical teaching facility.
It is set to be the most sustainable building on the Brayford campus and the first in Lincoln to include a green wall and a solar wall.
Approval for the plans were unanimously agreed at a meeting of the City of Lincoln council’s planning committee last night (Wednesday 27 March 2019).
It comes after the University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham were successful in a joint bid to establish a new medical school for Lincolnshire.
BAM Construction to Deliver Next Stage of Lincoln Medical School
The University of Lincoln has appointed BAM Construction to deliver the next stage of the Lincoln Medical School.
After the completion of the first stage of a competitive two-stage tendering process through the YorBuild framework, BAM was selected to develop the detailed design and finalise costs for the major new academic facility on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus; the first of its kind in Lincolnshire.
Working in collaboration with the University and Perfect Circle JV, BAM will create the most sustainable building at the University featuring a living wall and solar wall which celebrate the sustainable aspirations of the scheme.
Piling works to commence
Following a period of enabling works, BAM Construction will now be commencing main works for the Medical School Building this week. From Tuesday 5th November, piling works will commence for a period of four weeks. To minimise noise and vibration, BAM will be using continuous flight auger piles, which are screwed into the ground rather than driven. Piling will take place in normal working hours.
Where can I find more information about Medicine at the University of Lincoln?
You can visit the dedicated course page on the university website here.
A new Bio-Medical & Health Sciences Library
From 2021 the Lincoln Medical School building will be home to the newest space in the University of Lincoln’s Library Service.
The Bio-Medical & Health Sciences Library will be 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.
In addition to these collections, the Library will provide a range of flexible study spaces, allowing students and staff to work collaboratively, on their own, or at a computer.
The Library will have its own dedicated staff, who will focus on supporting students and staff across all the disciplines covered by Biomedicine and Health Sciences.
Will staff be able to visit the site during construction?
We will be offering staff the opportunity to visit the Medical School construction site over the Summer of 2020. If you’d like to register your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org