Plans for care home on Lincoln pub site signal 50 jobs

A plan to demolish the Monson Arms pub in Lincoln and build a care home in its place is expected to create some 50 jobs.

The Monson Arms pub site on Skellingthorpe Road has been earmarked by Ideal Care Homes Ltd for a purpose-built, three story residential care facility.

The company said around 50 jobs would be created; 86% would be full time and 14% part time.

The care home will have 56 rooms, each for single occupants with its own en-suite.

The site will also include landscaped gardens and be able to provide two types of care – general residential and residential dementia.

The planning proposal, which was submitted to the City of Lincoln Council stated: “The continued use of the building as a public house has become economically unviable, hence the sites’ sale by the owners.

“The building is dated and is not particularly suitable for conversion to an alternative use in its current form.”

Jo Sutcliffe, Planning Manager for LNT Construction who have submitted the plans on behalf of Ideal Care Homes Ltd, said: “The future residents of the home will be able to enjoy views out over the playing fields and will be able to partake in activities such as baking and crafts.

“The home will generate at least 15% of its energy from renewable sources, including a ground source heat pump, and lights are operated by movement sensors, which reduce energy usage.

“The home is designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia, many of whom will have spent their lives within the local community.”