Brayford Pool’s future plans on show

Planners, historians, architects, and experts were brought together by The Brayford Trust to discuss how Lincoln’s Brayford Pool might look in the future.

The result is a series of designs and sketches under the title of Framework, which are now open to the public at the University of Lincoln’s Architecture Building.

The Framework provides images of the design, the scale of buildings, and the anticipated treatment of the public areas around the Brayford Pool.

The designs are basically a vision of potential growth in the area, which delineates between trade and commercial zones.

Overview of Brayford Wharf North and Brayford Wharf East with proposed street layout.

“The framework is designed to unlock the potential of this historic and valuable site,” said Darren Grice, Chair of the Brayford Trust, and Leader of the City Council.

“It provides a vision for future development which will create a high quality environment and the conditions to generate the maximum additional floor space and footfall passing commercial outlets,” Grice explained.

Pete Harness, Principal Planning Officer for the City Council also said that any plans that are submitted will be closely scrutinised to ensure the benefit of the area.

“Development in and around the Brayford Pool is central to the future development of the city,” Harness added.

Dr Mick Jones, City Archaeologist for the City of Lincoln Council, also explained that people have lived on or around the Brayford Pool for over 8,000 years.

“Without Brayford Pool, Lincoln would never have existed, it’s as simple as that. I hope that all future developments recognise this,” Jones added.

Lincolnites are invited to come and see the designs and leave their suggestions at the University of Lincoln’s Architecture Building until Friday, October 15.

The feedback will be collated by the Brayford Trust, which will then, together with the City Council, consider the next steps for moving forward with the Framework.

View north along Brayford Wharf East waterfront.

View east along Brayford Wharf North showing proposed footbridge.

View west from Brayford Wharf North into proposed marina.

View north along Brayford Wharf East waterfront.

— The Lincolnite welcomes your views: What do you think of the proposed vision for the Brayford Pool? Is there anything you would want that is missing?