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Danesgate to get major revamp

Plan to refurbish Danesgate House has been approved by City of Lincoln Planning Committee.

Danesgate House, located on Grantham Street behind Clasketgate, will undergo both internal and external alterations, plus relocation of main entrance and nine more flats.

The plans hope to improve both the poor external condition of the accommodation building as well as better sound and heat insulation for dwellers.

The new Danesgate House from Clasketgate.
The new Danesgate House from Clasketgate.
Back of Danesgate House plans, including a wooden fence to hide a service yard.
Back of Danesgate House plans, including a wooden fence to hide a service yard.

Danesgate House was originally built in 1963 for offices and shop units, but has since been turned into accommodation, mainly for students, and poor maintenance meant it fell into disrepair, although structurally sound.

The new student flats will house 4-6 bedrooms, while the main entrance will be moved onto Clasketgate, using two unused shop units.

Externally, the windows will be replaced with larger, grey-coloured double glazed slim-profile frames.

The concrete cladding will be swapped for dark grey metallic finish aluminium rain screen cladding, but the existing red brick of the building maintained.

Work can begin on the premises once the applicant presents samples of the materials to be used to the planning department for approval.