Former Lincoln High Street pub to be turned into takeaway and student apartments

Plans to turn a former Lincoln city centre pub into a takeaway, apartments and a four-bedroom first floor property have been submitted.

City of Lincoln Council received the proposals from applicants KIMCOH Properties for the George & Dragon pub on lower High Street.

The pub has now been closed permanently but the first floor currently has an existing six bedroom student house of multiple occupation (HMO).

How the pub on the ground floor currently looks. Photo: Stem Architects

How the pub on the ground floor currently looks. Photo: Stem Architects

The proposed redevelopment of the ground floor would provide four new one bedroom, self-contained apartments and space for a hot food takeaway.

In addition to the existing apartments on the first floor, the storage space used by the pub would be converted into a four-bedroom student HMO.

This property would include bedrooms with en-suite, served by a communal lounge and kitchen.

One of the student rooms on the first floor. Photo: Stem Architects

One of the student rooms on the first floor. Photo: Stem Architects

These two properties would be both managed by the client but would operate as two separate dwellings with separate means of access.

Agents Stem Architects, representing the applicants, said: “Essentially the orientation of the building will remain as existing. The scheme has been designed to allow for windows to all bedrooms and commercial spaces.

“During the design process, consideration has been taken to minimise alterations to the existing external building as much as possible.

“The renovation of the building is intended to be sympathetic to its surrounding urban context.

“The only alterations to the street facades include the removal of the existing flag pole and the public house sign.”

City of Lincoln Council will consider the application at a later date.