Agri-Robotics Laboratory, University of Lincoln
The first phase of the masterplan for the Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology (LIAT)

University of Lincoln

Location: Riseholme Campus
Value: £1.2 million
Size: 265 sqft
Programme: 2016 Onwards
Service: Architecture

5plus were appointed to develop a proposal for an Agri-Robotics Laboratory as the first phase of a larger development for the Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus. The site is located on an existing agricultural holding, to the south of the Grade II listed Riseholme Hall, where taught courses take place, and within the viewing corridor of the hall.

This concept was developed further for the Phase I Agri-Robotics building, where a simple, timber form was conceived that was reminiscent of the buildings on site but suitable for the modern nature of the internal programme. The client brief was developed through communication with relevant members of the client team, then progressed and co-ordinated with the design team.

Although simple in form, the complex requirements and timescales of the planning process and funding application meant the approach to the scheme had to be carefully managed with the design team and to meet the client’s needs.