Lincoln council commits extra £508k to complete bedsits

Work to improve facilities at St Botolphs Court on Lincoln High Street will continue after the addition of more than half a million pounds by the City of Lincoln Council.

As reported previously, the increase in the budget for the project will address the newly identified level of work required at the complex, which was initially earmarked for refurbishment in 2013.

The project signalled new kitchen units, new showers and radiators, and enclosing the balcony areas for each of the 52 bedsits on the site, which were built in 1974.

Proposals initially estimated a cost of £678,000, but on completion of the first show home in January this year, a review of the costs was undertaken.

The additional funding, which will bring the total cost of the project to £1,234,050, will come from the Housing Investment Programme.

Approval was given by the council at a meeting on Monday, June 15.

Kevin Bowring, Acting Assistant Director of Housing at City of Lincoln Council, said previously: “These additional works, alongside the original ones will help prolong the useable life of the building”.