The biggest issue regarding the Portland Street site is that the city of Lincoln has been divided by the railway that crosses through the middle of the city cutting a clear divide between the north of Lincoln and the south. To the south of the Lincoln area there is a distinct lack of any sort of recreational facilities other than the football stadium which overpowers the area and has caused problems with planned violence from football hooligans. Socially, Lincoln is described as highly deprived and high in crime and unemployment, with low educational levels and a high teenage pregnancy rate. This is characterised by a high population density, cheap rent, low education levels and premature death rates, because of this, the community itself and is very much excluded from the city centre and the change in atmosphere is felt almost immediately as you walk south of the railway station. There is a strong sense of disarray in the area, the metaphorical walls that have been built from the varying ethnic backgrounds, mostly White British and Eastern European and the lack of social connection between the University students and the locals have created a dark atmosphere.