St Marks Student Accommodation - EH Smith

St Marks Student Accommodation


This major student accommodation scheme in the heart of Lincoln provides homes for 1372 students are provided across 10 buildings, ranging from 4 to 10 storeys in height.

Corstophine & Wright, the Architects for the scheme describe the rationale behind the development: “Whilst the development is comprised clearly of ten buildings, these forms are sub-divided to reduce scale and facilitate change in character. Typically, the centralised core to each building is identified by a contrasting material, breaking the roofline and elevational rhythm. This serves two functions; reducing the apparent mass along with communicating the internal organisation of cluster apartments arranged around a central core.

The selection of material tone reflects the dialogue held with the City Council, with a range of brickwork and cladding materials responding to both immediate context, university, and the city beyond.”

We were pleased to work with them on that palette of materials and with Bowmer & Kirkland on supply during covid lockdown to ensure that the scheme could complete on schedule.

Location: Lincoln

Architect: Corstophine & Wright

Contractors: Bowmer & Kirkland