Plans to demolish former Lincoln funeral parlour for city centre flats

Developers have lodged a proposal to demolish a former Lincoln funeral parlour in order to build multi-storey blocks of flats.

Plans have been revealed for 12 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom apartments on the site of a former Lincolnshire Co-op funeral parlour, florists and Chapel of Rest on Portland Street.

The florists would also be flattened to make way for 23 new flats.

The florists would also be flattened to make way for 23 new flats.

Cheshire-based applicants Fitzwilliam Capital Partners say the “high quality” apartments would “improve and regenerate the street scene of Portland Street and contribute to meeting the need for new homes in the city.”

The proposals also includes 12 parking spaces and cycle storage on the site owned by Lincolnshire Co-op.

Designs for new Portland Street flats.

Designs for new Portland Street flats.

As reported previously, the funeral parlour was closed on completion of the Co-op’s new building off Tritton Road.

There would be two elements to the building work on the site, with one looking onto Portland Street and the other looking over Lincoln Magistrates’ Court.

The application will be considered by the City of Lincoln Council planning committee at a later date.