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. View the most recent drone footage of the construction below:
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Works throughout the building are progressing well with focus on the first builders cleaner prior to the arrival of the loose furniture installation which is due to commence on the 1st of February 2021. Bespoke joinery furniture has progressed in the Library space with the individual carrels being built, Library reception desk delivered and lighting to the booths overlooking the atrium installed. Externally, the new path over the culvert has been opened for use and the area along the JLC building has been closed to allow for the cycle hoops to be installed here.
Works progress very well both internally and externally. Internally, focus has been on completing ceiling raft installation so that carpets can be progressed which have now been completed to Level 3. Externally, brickwork installation has been completed and the window reveal panels are nearing completion, with a few remaining to be installed on the east elevation. External landscaping works have commenced with block paving due to start after Christmas. When we return in January, we will commence the final 12 week countdown!
Works progress very well both internally and externally. PV panels to all areas have now been installed and are in the process of being commissioned. Lighting to level 4 has been installed and now switched on, along with the commencement of ceiling raft installation. Externally, brickwork is nearing completion along with the commencement of window reveal panel installation and stone cladding to the entrance.
Works have progressed well over the last two weeks with a key focus on the external works to progress the brickwork. Internally, works to the comms room continue with the commencement of data cabinet installation. Partition installation continues to lower levels with the focus on upper levels being the mechanical and electrical installation so the ceiling grid installation can commence in the coming weeks.
Works have progressed well over the past weeks with the brickwork continuing externally and painting and plastering works internally. Louvres for the 4th floor plant room have now been delivered and installed. Mechanical and Electrical works continue well, with works to the data cabling progressing. Works to the sample room are on-going and are due to be completed in early October for review by Estates and our consultants. Joinery works to the feature staircase have now commenced and can be viewed on the images below. A key focus on the external works has progressed the brickwork. Internally, works to the comms room continue with the commencement of data cabinet installation. Partition installation continues to lower levels with the focus on upper levels being the mechanical and electrical installation so the ceiling grid installation can commence in the coming weeks.
In the last period, all the air handling units for the building have been positioned within the plant rooms along with the commencement of the configuration of these. Brickwork has continued well with the commencement of the main building brick colour which is visible on the images below. Internal works are progressing rapidly with mist coating to upper floors and plastering continuing down the building as partitions are installed. Works have progressed well internally with plastering, mist coating of walls and mechanical and electrical installations. All air handling units have now been lifted into position and works to these are on-going. Installation of data cabling has now commenced. Externally, the brickwork has continued well with the main brick colour now being visible over the hoarding of the site. The planning permission for the external signage has now been submitted and the decision on this is due within 13 weeks.
Works have progressed well to the Medical School with the continuation of the glazing installation, curtain walling installation above the main entrance and brickwork to all elevations. Internally, works have continued to the internal partitions, plastering has commenced and first fix mechanical and electrical works have started to the perimeter walls. Brickwork has continued well and the main brick colour has commenced on the north-west corner of the building as is shown in the images below. Internally, plastering has commenced and partitions have continued on to level 1 and level 3 with the formation of the walls around the core and laboratories. The first air handling units have been lifted into the plant room and the configuration of these has commenced.
Over the last month, works have progressed well internally with the commencement of partition walls. As well as this, electrical installations have commenced with floorboxes being installed along with perimeter supplies. The lift shafts have now been completed and works are on-going to the central feature staircase. Externally, windows are currently being installed along with the feature curtain walling section above the main entrance of the building as well as the commencement of the brickwork installation. There are two types of brickwork on the building, in the images below you can see the first which is a feature stepped brick that wraps around the building up to the 1st floor.
Work continues on the Medical School construction with the commencement of the steel framing system installation, mast climber installation and finishing works to the concrete flooring. The team have responded well to the challenges of Covid-19 and are progressing well with works on site currently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical School Building Tour
Take a tour of the new Medical School building which will deliver specialised medical training to students at the University of Lincoln when opened in 2021. The Medical School was established in 2018 in partnership with the University of Nottingham with the specific aim of enhancing the recruitment of doctors in Lincolnshire.
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.
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
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.