Estates Strategy

Our Estates Strategy sets out five strategic aims for development of the University estate:

1. Support an improved student experience

  • Facilitate challenging, rewarding, fulfilling experiences which produce independent, enquiring graduates
  • Continuously improve our estate and services to reflect and support diverse and changing student lifestyles and preferences
  • Catalyse increases in postgraduate and international students
2. Support an improved staff experience

  •  Facilitate the attraction, retention, development and productivity of the best staff
  •  In particular, facilitate teaching and research of the highest quality
  •  Support a positive staff experience through the provision of appropriate staff social and relaxation areas
3. Create coherent, welcoming and navigable campuses

  • Make Lincoln a university of first choice for the best students by creating an attractive and distinctive first impression through architecture and landscaping
  • Continue to develop a compact, high-quality estate in which all sites and buildings are accessible, welcoming, navigable, clean, comfortable, safe and well equipped
  • Maximise the connectivity of our campuses, physically and virtually, locally and globally, through tight integration of transport and ICT strategies
  • Ensure all campuses have an appropriate ‘sense of place’ through distinctive architectural spaces both within and between buildings
4. Deliver improved environmental performance and sustainability

  • Lead institution-wide efforts to minimise the University’s environmental impact by reducing its carbon footprint, its use of non-renewable resources and maximising the sustainability of all University buildings and activities
5. Help deliver financial sustainability

  • Contribute to the University’s financial health through ensuring the efficient, effective use of space and resources, optimising capital and operating expenditure, and developing a portfolio of commercial services which breaks even or makes a net contribution.