Work starts on Brayford Harbour Master revamp

The front of the Harbour Master building has already been pulled down

Work to transform the Harbour Master unit on the Brayford into a new restaurant location has begun.

As previously reported, the two-storey office building on Brayford Wharf North owned by the Brayford Trust has stood unused for several years.

A planning application was submitted to the City of Lincoln Council last year to replace the decaying building with a bigger, two-storey building.

With the application granted in October, the work to regenerate a disused area of the Brayford is underway.

An artist rendering by Stem Architects, showing off the new design

Japanese restaurant chain wagamama has taken interest in a “harbourside” unit in the city, according to a Lincolnshire Echo report.

However, a spokesperson for the chain did not confirm if the Harbour Master site was the unit they were looking at.

The new building will be fitted with glass windows, allowing views of the Brayford Wharf area while dining.

Peter Boswell, Head of Planning Services, said in a report: “It is not visually intrusive but to the contrary adds quality and vibrancy to a neglected site and makes a positive contribution to the Brayford area as a whole.

“The fact the proposed building is larger than the existing structure does not mean there will automatically be harm as a result and the strong design coupled with the unique positioning of the building will create a new landmark for Lincoln.”