Riseholme Campus Masterplan, University of Lincoln
An education-led masterplan for a listed rural estate

University of Lincoln

Location: Riseholme Campus
Value: £80 million
Size: 220ha / 250,000 sqft
Programme: 2015 onwards
Service: Masterplanning

5plus architects have assisted the University of Lincoln in identifying a future vision and masterplan for its historic Riseholme campus. The focus on safeguarding this sensitive listed rural estate in Lincolnshire.

The campus and its Grade II listed neoclassical hall and registered park were formerly the palace of the Bishop of Lincoln. It was subsequently requisitioned as a centre for training and rehabilitation after the Second World War.

We will be investigating new and alternative uses for the campus to support the University’s ongoing research into Agri-technology and bio-secure farming technologies.

Working with the local community, the LPA, Historic England, academics and other key stakeholders, the masterplan vision looks to make best use of the estates’ nationally important heritage and landscape assets. Facilitating investment into a new residential-led community of up to 200 much needed family homes.

Critical to the vision is the removal of many low-quality teaching and accommodation buildings which have blighted the core of the campus for many decades.

The soltuion to replace them with highquality homes, landscape and facilities including a new community sports hub, village shop, heritage centre, allotments, craft workshops and community farm. In addition, the Lincoln Institute of Agri Technology (LIAT) will be established and further investment into the University’s 110 ha demonstration farm.