St Marks development reaches key stage with application for student accommodation

Aberdeen Standard Investments* has submitted a planning application for the creation of 1,368 new student residences, with the University of Lincoln’s support.

Subject to planning approval from City of Lincoln Council and agreement with the University, work could begin in November 2018 with a phased completion between 2020 and 2022.  If planning is approved and works commence, this will be the first major construction milestone in the £150 million redevelopment of St Marks.  The student accommodation is an important component of the overall scheme, which will include new retail and leisure, residential, a hotel and improved parking.

David Stewart of Aberdeen Standard Investments commented: “Submitting this planning application with the University  of Lincoln’s support is a major endorsement of our plans and a key step on the road to delivering our vision for a revitalised St Marks.”

A University of Lincoln spokesperson said: “Students are at the heart of everything that we do at the University of Lincoln and we are committed to providing a total learning experience which includes ensuring high quality student accommodation. The location of this development is perfect for the campus and we are confident that Aberdeen Standard Investments share our ethos and belief about enhancing every element of the student experience.”

*Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments.