A major new development consisting of three new restaurants, luxury apartments and office space on Brayford Wharf has been given the go-ahead.
At a meeting of City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee, councillors unanimously voted to approve the £20 million development, which is hoped to create at least 100 jobs.
As revealed exclusively back in October 2015, the £20 million project proposed by Lincoln-based Jackson & Jackson Developments Ltd will incorporate Mill House, formerly occupied by Mouchel, and Viking House, which is currently used by Jobcentre Plus.
In addition to the three restaurants, the planned development, titled ‘One the Brayford’, will entail 20,000 square foot of office space and at least 69 private apartments.
Dominik Jackson, of Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: “I am very happy with the unanimous result – all 11 committee members voting for the scheme. It’s great to see our hard work to create this mixed use scheme being appreciated.
“We now look forward to delivering the site as swiftly as possible using local suppliers and high quality materials. The glass we are using on the upper floors is the same as that used on the Tate Modern in London.
“Overall, we anticipate that this development would create over 100 full time jobs for the city. This is a result of the direct employment opportunities created by the restaurant units and the new office space proposed.
“The recently opened Cote restaurant had over 800 applications for the new jobs… a strong indicator for the employment demand in this sector.
“Also, the new 21st century office space provides a perfect environment for local companies to grow and flourish – creating additional employment opportunities for local people.
“We also intend to use local subcontractors during the build out phase – giving the local economy a boost during the 18 month construction and fit out period.”