Making Viking House a home – 120 students move in

24/09/18


Our latest student residential project in Lincoln, Viking House, opened its doors this month to welcome its first residents ahead of the new academic year.

Viking House, on Newland, was a hive of activity as 120 students, over 1000 suitcases and boxes plus 500 relatives who came along to help, moved in to what will be the students home for the next year.

We have worked incredibly hard to get the rooms ready for September to enable the students to move in – in fact in just five months we went from a shell to stunning, contemporary, student accommodation.

Director of Jackson & Jackson Developments, Dominik Jackson, said: “Seeing the first wave of students move in was fantastic; while the finished bedrooms and communal spaces looks spot on, now that the students have moved in it has really breathed new life into what had been a derelict building.

“Completing phase one in just five months has been a challenge but with an agile and proactive approach we have been able to deliver it in time for the new academic year. We are pleased to be working with the University of Lincoln to provide accommodation for some of Lincoln’s next generation workforce.”

The first phase of the development, which is now complete, received unanimous planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee earlier this year and has seen the existing Viking House building converted into 170 student bedrooms with a four-storey extension to the front of the building.

Works have now commenced on phase two of the build, which will introduce a further 76 bedrooms when it reaches completion in September 2019, and involves building on the site of the former CAD Associates car park and the Taste of Marrakesh restaurant.

When complete, Viking House will bring a total of 246 rooms as part of the University of Lincoln’s ambitious expansion plans, which is anticipated to see the population of the University’s Brayford Campus increase by more than 3,300 students in the next seven years.

Jackson & Jackson Developments wish all the students the best of luck with their studies and life in Lincoln.