Excitement and whispers are growing in the halls of Lincoln College as a refurbishment project is set to get underway next month. UC Invest are proud to support Lincoln College with an $800,000 loan to assist with the planned upgrade.
Established in 1952 Lincoln College is located in North Adelaide and home to 226 university students throughout the tertiary year.
The Hambly Building built in 1976 was named after the College’s first Master, Reverend Frank Hambly and is currently home to 51 residents. The renovation project will propel the old building into a new era suitable for modern students.
Students affectionately know the building as ‘the ghetto’ because of its dark corridors, small windows and old fashioned feel therefore excitement is building amongst the students particularly those who were involved in the design process.
Principal and Chief Executive at Lincoln College, Linda Bastick is looking forward to the commencement of the project explaining;
“Our residents are really excited about the opportunity to move into the redeveloped accommodation at the start of the New Year. UC Invests support will allow us to complete the project in a single phase, thus saving a great deal of time and money and with minimum disruption to our residents.”
Rooms will be made brighter and more functional with two new bathrooms being added to each floor and space for a common room complete with kitchenette and TV/gaming area on each level.
Students will soon enjoy the benefits of upgraded private rooms featuring king sized beds, new furniture and fridges. The refurbishment has been planned with environmental considerations in mind including energy efficient lighting and heating as well as acoustic and thermal insulation for all the rooms.
As you can see from the architectural images the “New Hambly” will provide a modern and inspiring home away from home for the students who will enjoy the space when works are completed in the New Year.