New teaching spaces will be installed in the Media, Humanities and Technology (MHT) Building over the summer, as refurbishments of the university building continues.

Photo: The Linc.

Work has already begun to renovate the third floor of the site, which will be renamed to the Alfred Tennyson Building from September.

In a message to staff and students, the University of Lincoln said: “Work will include creating a further four timetabled teaching spaces with an additional 100 seats, and a new learning lounge for students on the third floor.

“The learning lounge is designed to maximise the student experience, and will offer a dedicated space to work and relax, as well as improve the layout of the floor.

“Externally, the façades of the second and third floors will be enhanced to improve thermal insulation and drainage, and modernise the aesthetics of the building with metallic coloured panels and a large University of Lincoln logo which will be visible from the flyover bridge and the train line, subject to planning permission.”

The news follows on from previous work on the building which saw the installation of new lifts in February.

Following refurbishment of the third floor, work will start on the north elevation of the building – which faces the Brayford Pool.

The renovation will start on 29 May and is expected to last for ‘approximately one month’. It will then focus on the east and west façades of the building.

Students and staff will still be able to walk between the Stephen Langton Building and Student Wellbeing Centre, but the pedestrian access between the Stephen Langton Building and the MHT Building will be limited to fire exits only.

The final work will then take place on 6 August on the south elevation.

During this time, there will be no parking at the rear of the building and university staff are reminded not to park in this area.

More information about the work being conducted can be found on the Internal Communications blog.