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 on 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.
Professor Andrew Hunter, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln said: “This building represents not just the success of creating a new medical school, but also our commitment to the communities in Lincolnshire who have supported us.
“It is an exciting prospect to be training the medical professionals of the future who could have a direct impact on the health of the county and surrounding areas.”
The £21million, five-storey development will sit opposite the Issac Newton Building and next to the Janet Lane-Claypon Building. Housing lecture theatres, laboratories, clinical and prosection anatomy suites and a dedicated science library, it will also feature clinical skills suites.
Lincoln Medical School will welcome its first 95 students in September 2019. Within a few years, the School will be delivering first class medical training to around 400 students.
Work is set to start this autumn and be complete by spring 2021.