The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) is a revolutionary development delivered by a partnership consisting of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council, South Holland District Council and the University of Lincoln.

The multi-use Hub building is to be an important focal point for the whole Food Enterprise Zone and a catalyst for further economic activity. A start-up space for SME’s with ancillary accommodation to nurture innovation and provide SME’s with support services, networking, meeting and events areas, as well as space for workshops and offices, offering tenants a specialised, collaborative environment for businesses to share ideas and be at the heart of innovation in the agricultural-tech industry.

The building has a GIA of circa 1,422m2 and consists of a new composite steel framed three-storey barn-style building including Trapezoidal metal cladding and red brickwork to provide a unique aesthetic, with tree planted landscaping and a green-roofed cycle-shed with built in bee boxes, all to attract wildlife. Also installed are 64 photovoltaic roof panels reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

The building entrance and café with full glazed windows are located in prominent positions at the front of the building, addressing the access road, with external seating areas and key pedestrian access routes.

The ground floor consists of adjoining single storey workshop, reception area and cafeteria building, with the first floor; office space, break out areas and meeting rooms.

Also included is car parking, new vehicular site access, external walkways, associated hard and soft landscaping and surface and foul water drainage, incorporating ecological water feature.

This project achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’.

Lincolnshire County Council
Core Architects
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