Lincoln University South


The Lincoln University South Character Area (view detailed map) is made up of a series of buildings in a post-modern architectural style unified by architectural style, repetition of materials and large building footprints. There are large blocks in the west of the area with limited or unclear permeability and one ‘urban’ block containing the main university buildings. There is a lack of enclosure in some areas resulting from the large roads, car parks and grassed areas. Brayford Way provides a strong link to the rest of the city but also acts as a barrier to pedestrian movement across the area. Otherwise there are good pedestrian routes through the area, linking it with the rest of the university campus. The railway line forms a strong boundary to the north of the area.

The current townscape of the Lincoln University South Character Area mainly dates from the Post-Railway Expansion and Modern Periods, although the line of the earlier street Rope Walk does survive.
Much of the land in the Character Area is occupied by the large modernist and post-modern buildings that make up the campus of the University of Lincoln, established in 1996. These include the Sports and Recreation Centre which opened in 2000 and the Architecture Media and Communication Centre which opened in 2003. The area also contains a modern office block and a large complex of private student accommodation.
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The blocks of accommodation have a high density with several blocks being located in close proximity to each other. Security fencing restricts access to these blocks and makes them gated communities

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.22792, -0.55077)
Character Area Type: Civic
Location: Inner city
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Mixed
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Medium