New £2m flats proposed for the homeless with alcohol problems

Framework Housing Association, who also run the Pathways Centre on Beaumont Fee, are proposing to build a new £2 million building in Lincoln with 15 flats for the homeless with alcohol problems.

The plans are for the former Autoglass site at the north-eastern side of the junction of Friars Lane and St Rumbold Street, behind the multistorey car park.

The current building will be demolished and replaced with a four-storey building accommodating 15 one-bedroom supported flats with detox treatment facilities.

Autoglass former premises in Lincoln

To the north of the site is the multi-storey car park, the car park entrance to the west, and the new Premier Inn hotel on Broadgate.

To the east across Friars Lane is the Lincolnshire Archives building whilst to the south is the BT building on St Rumbold Street.

The building will be constructed largely of red brick, with the entrance located on Friars Lane.

Framework will build and run the building, which is set to provide supported housing for former rough sleepers with alcohol problems as an obstacle to long-term independent living.

The charity said that since the Pathways homeless shelter on Beaumont Fee opened, 28 of the 65 homeless people it has dealt with have declared an alcohol problem.

A council report for the planning application found “the adjacent hotel and BT offices are also of a substantial scale and there is therefore no problem with a building of four storeys on the application site.”

The City of Lincoln Council Planning Committee will consider the application at a meeting on February 27. The officer report recommended granting the application.