Plans have been submitted for a £28 million student accommodation development in Lincoln.
Jackson & Jackson Developments has handed in the blueprints for The Gateway, on land at the entrance to Ruston Way, off Tritton Road.
The building, designed by Stem Architects, will incorporate a commercial frontage as well as providing a high standard of student accommodation.
Outline planning permission for student accommodation was granted on this site in February 2013.
The surrounding expansion of the University's School of Life Sciences and the School of Pharmacy makes The Gateway site close to academic locations.
Dominik Jackson, from Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: "We're excited about bringing such a high quality building to the area.
"The site has been vacant for many years so it will be really positive to see the development improve the appearance and status of the roundabout.
"For us it is important to create a strong commercial frontage and we're already in advanced talks with some key national brands about taking space.
“We have worked with the university for some time and feel we have a good grasp of what is needed to achieve a market leading site.
"Having a successful university isn't just about the academic achievement, and the University of Lincoln has done a fantastic job in climbing the 'Student Experience' tables as well.
"We hope that access to this level of accommodation,
at a competitive market price, will continue to support this."
The Gateway building has been designed to complement the neighbouring Holiday Inn Express.
Rather than opting for a
rendered finish it incorporates a high quality stone ceramic fascia.
The development also incorporates energy reduction and
efficiency measures, which are strategies designed to ensure that the building’s carbon emissions rate meets not only the Government's new building targets, but also the more significant energy reduction objectives that will come into force in April