Members of the City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee unanimously backed plans for the first phase of a multi-million pound Purpose Built Student Accommodation scheme submitted by Globe Consultants. The proposed development, submitted on behalf of Jackson & Jackson Developments Limited, is the first phase of an ambitious regeneration scheme centred around two vacant office blocks and a building used as a restaurant. This important gateway site into the City Centre has been left behind somewhat by the change and redevelopment which has occurred in recent years and was seen by the Council’s planning officers as one of the final pieces in the jigsaw needed to complete the regeneration of the Newland Area. Alongside STEM Architects and the wider design team, Globe worked closely with the Council’s planning and conservation officers to formulate development proposals through a successful iterative design process. The scheme which went before members proposed the erection of a new partial subterranean building to provide four storeys of student accommodation, change of use of two former office buildings to student accommodation alongside external improvements. The first phase results in the delivery of 176 student bedspaces which, on completion, be managed direct by the University of Lincoln.