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 will welcome its first cohort of undergraduate medical 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 Science Library and high-quality social learning spaces to create a real sense of place for the Medical students.
Read our press release about the Lincoln Medical School here.
City councillors unanimously gave the green light for work to begin on Lincolnshire’s first medical school during a planning committee meeting on March 27th. Local press covered the story.
Project Update 21/06/19
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.
Project Update 18/08/19
Medical School enabling works begin. Works include clearing the site, setting up a perimeter of hoarding and site set up.