Five-storey extension proposed for Lincoln Brayford hotel

Plans have been revealed for a new five-storey extension to the rear of a hotel on Lincoln’s Brayford Wharf.

Hotel chain Holiday Inn has applied to City of Lincoln Council for the expansion, which would see an additional 55 bedrooms created.

The existing hotel comprises 97 bedrooms but would be reduced by six to 91 rooms, in order to accommodate the extension.

If planning permission is granted, the extension would provide a net gain of 49 new rooms, bringing the number of bedrooms at the hotel to 146.

The development would extend onto the hotel car park, meaning a reduction in the number of spaces from 98 to 74.

However, a Transport Statement on behalf of the applicants has claimed that car parking at the hotel exceeds its needs at present.

Currently 45 of the 98 vehicle spaces at the hotel are leased to other businesses within the area.

It is understood that these leases will be cancelled on completion of the proposed development.

Therefore, the hotel would have a net gain of 21 spaces.

No new roads are proposed as part of the development, and access to the hotel car park would be via Brayford Wharf North.

This latest proposal follows a number of recent development on the northern side of the Brayford, with the aim of creating a “cultural quarter”.

Earlier this year, City of Lincoln councillors unanimously gave the green light for the demolition of a former NHS building to make way for a major extension of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, creating 39 additional rooms and 35 new car parking spaces.

In March, the same planning committee also unanimously granted plans for a £20 million development on the site of Mill House and Viking House, which will include three new restaurants, luxury apartments and office space.