Air conditioning fitted in Lincoln Students Union offices after temperatures reached 40°
New air conditioning units have been fitted in the University of Lincoln Students Union offices after the glass front caused temperatures to become unbearable.
Staff have been working from temporary facilities after temperatures reached up to 40° when the sun was on the glass front of the offices on the Brayford Campus.
The University is now working to install the new units to allow the Students Union to return to the offices before the start of term.
James Brooks, chief executive of the Students Union, said: "We moved out in the middle of July. The glass is all the way across and it radiates the heat.
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"We had raised concerns about this and the University has tried a variety of methods to stop it which have not worked.
"They tried to put temporary air conditioning units in but they didn’t solve it so now they are replacing the whole air conditioning unit.
"We have been able to continue with our work in the temporary offices because of annual leave and members of different teams and departments have been sat with each other so it has helped with team building too."
Ian Richards, spokesperson for the University of Lincoln, said: “The University has been working over the summer to install new air conditioning units in the Students’ Union offices to address issues with over-heating in some parts of the building.
"The SU re-located temporarily to allow this work to take place and will move back into the offices before the start of term.
“We believe these changes should offer a lasting solution to the over-heating issues, and we are also taking the opportunity to adapt the office lay-out to create a much-improved working environment for the SU team.”