The plans for a new research and development hub at the University of Lincoln have approved. The University will discussing this, and other developments at the upcoming Education Estates Development Conference.

A site in Poplar Avenue adjacent to the Charlotte Scott Building at the University of Lincoln has been designated for the scheme which has received backing by City of Lincoln Council.

According to planning documents, the two-storey building would have 8,772 sq ft of space, host eight employees and include 21 car parking spaces.

A statement submitted to the local authority on behalf of the university said: “The brief for this site is to create a collaborative research building acting as a bridge between industry partners and the university, for research and development.

“The focus of this is a series of hi-tech laboratory rooms housing specialist equipment alongside a series of training and lounge spaces for partnership activities and learning.

“As a flexible and evolving space, it is hoped that qualitative research can be carried out within the facility.”