Comprehensive refurbishment of a landmark building to create a modern office space to accommodate the University of Lincoln’s Professional Services department.
Lawress Hall sits in the 220-hectare Riseholme Park Campus on the outskirts of Lincoln. It was originally constructed in the mid-1990s as a HMRC training centre.
Lindum was appointed to transform it into new facility to support hybrid working practices. It now features new office furniture and ICT equipment, with extra-wide monitors and integrated docking stations, to enable staff to work from any workstation across a series of dedicated team ‘home zones’ which facilitate collaborative working.
Meeting rooms were fitted with high-specification AV (audio-visual) technology for effective hybrid meetings and ‘hot desk’ working areas have been created for staff who split their time between Lawress Hall, the city centre Brayford Pool campus, and working from home.
The building interior was given a biophilic (nature-inspired) theme, and work has included the installation of ‘living walls’, as well as numerous and varied collaboration areas and meeting pods. It has also included a refurbishment of ceilings, lighting, and power as well as a full upgrade of the ICT infrastructure.
Lindum also completed a refurbishment of the catering facilities and recommissioned the existing on-site gym and swimming pool, which will be available for use by university staff.
Other new features of the office space include new energy efficient LED lights, upgraded Wi-Fi systems, new fire alarms, and upgraded toilet facilities. A new multi-faith area was also created as part of the works. A free staff and student shuttlebus connects the Brayford and Riseholme campuses and there are facilities for cyclists, as well as a large car park and EV charging points.
The work was procured through SCAPE’s Regional Construction framework.