WORK is now underway on a new state of the art £20 million student apartment scheme in Lincoln consisting of 138 luxury apartments that will completely transform the city centre’s student accommodation market.
The scheme is being developed by the Parklane Group under its IconInc brand, which already operates several highly successful student accommodation developments in Leeds and Liverpool. The Broadley Group is the principle contractor with Adept Consulting Engineers providing civil and structural engineering services. The scheme design was produced by Brewster Bye Architects with StudioMAP developing the design through the construction stage.
The development is located on the junction of Beaumont Fee Mint Lane and Park Street, just a 10-minute walk from Lincoln University and Central Station. As part of the work the frontages of several historic buildings, including the original home of Lincoln coffee firm RW Stokes, St Martin’s Parish Hall and a former school building, are being restored and incorporated into the scheme.
Paul Manku from The Broadley Group said: “We’re delighted to have started work on this innovative scheme which will push the boundaries of student accommodation in Lincoln. Parts of the old buildings have already been demolished and the historic frontages will be complemented by a five-storey, new-build element that will combine to make this a landmark development in a highly sought after location, within easy walking distance of Lincoln University and many of the city’s best bars, restaurants and shops.”
Jonathan Ashton from Adept added: “This development will see the retention and restoration of several historic building façades that will be key features of the new scheme. This coupled with a compact site has presented several complex engineering challenges and we’ve created a substantial steel frame with more than 100 piles, to stitch the two distinctive parts of the development together and ensure it becomes a focal point of Lincoln city centre’s architectural heritage for many years to come.”
When the IconInc development opens next summer, in time for the start of the 2019/20 academic year, it will offer an extensive range of facilities including a steam room, sauna, home cinema, gym, a fully equipped pantry with grab-and-go breakfast and a 24-hour concierge.
There will also be an impressive array of communal areas where students can study, socialise, dine together. Anyone wanting further information about the development can visit www.iconinc.co.uk