Plans revealed to turn Lincoln Liberal Club into student flats

A proposal to transform the Lincoln Liberal Club into student apartments, consisting of 40 beds, has been received by City of Lincoln Council.

Applicants Wilkinson and Browne have submitted plans to redevelop the historic building on St Swithins Square in central Lincoln, which closed for business in November.

The application seeks approval for the change of use for the basement, ground and first floor levels of the building.

Half of the ground floor and basement floorspace is occupied by the former liberal club.

The remaining floorspace is currently unoccupied.

The building lies close to the Grade II listed Witch and Wardrobe pub to the south, and St Swithin’s Church to the north.

Outline drawings for the proposed development. Photo: Philip Bingham Associates

Outline drawings for the proposed development. Photo: Philip Bingham Associates

Agents Philip Bingham Associates said: “No harm or detrimental impact will be caused to adjoining listed buildings.

“This proposal will ensure the full occupation or this building which will remove any safety, or undesirable situations for the future, ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of one of Lincoln’s most architecturally interesting buildings.”

The plans are now with the council for consideration.