Major Capital Projects successfully delivered

In 2017, the University of Lincoln Estates department successfully delivered the Isaac Newton Building, Sarah Swift Building and Cygnet Wharf projects. With over £130m invested in these new builds along with a range of refurbishments across campus, 2017 has been our busiest programme of works.

Isaac Newton Building

Architect: Maber Architects
Construction: Phase 1 – Kier Construction / Phase 2 – BAM Construction

The Isaac Newton Building, completed in April 2017, is home to the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics and Physics. The facility includes large computer labs, a 500 seat lecture theatre and specialist teaching and research facilities such as a semi-anechoic chamber. The building was official opened by leading medical scientist Sir Mark Walport.

The Lincolnite: Isaac Newton Building Officially Opened

The project consisted of two phases of construction.

Phase 1

The first phase of the Isaac Newton Building project is the extension of the existing Engineering Hub. The extra space will now support the award-winning partnership between the University and Siemens, as well as the addition of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to the School of Engineering’s portfolio.

Phase 2

The second phase created world-class teaching and learning space for the University’s Schools of Computer Science and Mathematics & Physics. This phase also includes a 500-seat lecture theatre, enhancing the University’s ability to accommodate large-scale events, and a catering facility.

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Sarah Swift Building

Architect: BAM Design
Construction: BAM Construction

The Sarah Swift Building, completed in June 2017, is home to the Schools of Health and Social Care, Psychology and the Centre for Professional Development.  The facility includes specialist teaching spaces such as the clinical laboratories as well as individual laboratories such as the Molecular Biology Lab, Sleep Lab and Baby Lab. These improved provisions allow for an enhanced student experience and provide the excellent spaces for staff and student research.

The project paid close attention to design detail and functionality of spaces whilst creating a maintainable environment. With extensive consultation with Service User Groups, academics and the local community, the development acts as a catalyst for regeneration of a brownfield site along with being the first phase of improvements to create a new pedestrian link between Brayford Wharf East and the High Street.

The building was official opened by Dr Michael Mosley in November 2017.


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Cygnet Wharf
Architect: Church Lukas
Construction: Bowmer and Kirkland

Cygnet Wharf is our newest, purpose built on campus student accommodation. The development accommodates 442 en-suite bedrooms, along with management space for the Accommodation team and a launderette. The project was completed in September 2017.

Situated on the Marina site, the accommodation is located in the heart of the campus, with close links to the city and great views of the cathedral and Brayford Pool.

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