Plans for the extensive development and improvement of St Marks have been given outline approval. The mixed-use development has the potential to generate between 1,400 and 2,000 new jobs in Lincoln, as well as attracting new retailers to the city. It will also create new private and affordable housing and retail space.
Permission has also been given for the first phase of the development which sees the construction of 1,372 purpose built student accommodation units. Construction began in 2019 and will deliver 1372 rooms in ten blocks, alongside a new reception/commercial unit. Each room, part of a 8–12 room cluster, will be served with common living and kitchen areas. En-suite shower rooms will be built off-site and lifted into position as work progresses. Accessible bedrooms will also help provide a fully inclusive student experience.
Plans are being developed for the rest of the site which could include new retail and leisure opportunities and residential living, car parking, cycle storage and opened up areas of public open space alongside the river Witham
The proposals improve links between St Marks and the rest of the city as well as much better public open space, particularly along the riverside.
You can see images of the proposed scheme here.
Download copies of the materials available at the consultation events in November 2016.