Decision time looms on plans for new Lincoln homeless shelter

City of Lincoln councillors will consider plans for a new multi-million pound homeless shelter, which would substantially increase the number of bed spaces for vulnerable people in the city.

As previously reported, plans for the shelter were unveiled in February 2016, and include 56 bed spaces for the homeless and vulnerable.

Visual: Stem Architects

Visual: Stem Architects

Proposals were submitted to the city council by joint applicants the Nomad Trust and Lincolnshire YMCA, with designs for the building developed in partnership with Stem Architects.

Visual: Stem Architects

Visual: Stem Architects

The new night shelter on St Rumbold’s Street would provide housing for 32 overnight bed spaces in 16 en-suite rooms for the vulnerable and homeless.

Some 40 self-contained open-plan apartments would also be provided for temporary lodging.

Visual: Stem Architects

Visual: Stem Architects

Space would also be used for a community cafe, encouraging integration and skills training such as cooking, as well as a triage room where people can be assessed by staff.

The site currently contains a number of 20th century terrace houses, owned by the YMCA, providing move-on accommodation for 14 people.

These buildings would be demolished to make way for the new centre.

Visual: Stem Architects

Visual: Stem Architects

City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee will decide on the plans at a meeting on Wednesday, March 9.