The rise of the wharf: Lincoln Brayford a hive of construction

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Brayford Wharf in Lincoln has been a hub of growth and activity for hundreds of years, and this year’s no exception.

With a number of large-scale developments rising up around the pool, the ever-evolving landscape is beginning to give a taste of what’s to come.

Works include the University of Lincoln’s Sarah Swift Building, the new One the Brayford development and Cygnet Wharf (formerly Marina Court) which will become student flats.

Take a look at the developments so far:


Sarah Swift Building

The Sarah Swift Building is a £19 million University of Lincoln development on the site of the city’s former Pea Warehouse.

The new facility will house the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology, as well as a Professional Development Centre with ongoing training for medical professionals in the county.

Designs for the University of Lincoln's Sarah Swift Building. Photo: BAM Construction

Designs for the University of Lincoln’s Sarah Swift Building. Photo: BAM Construction

The works are expected to be completed by September 2017


One the Brayford

Work is currently underway on the new £20 million development on Lincoln’s waterfront, which has been named One the Brayford.

The development is the first of its kind in nearly nine years in the city and will consist of 69 luxury private apartments and three new restaurants in the former Mouchel and Viking House, which previously housed Job Centre Plus.

Visuals of 'One the Brayford': Stem Architects Ltd

Visuals of ‘One the Brayford’: Stem Architects Ltd

Completion of the restaurants is expected around Easter 2017 with the apartments shortly following in the Autumn.


Cygnet Wharf

The new student residence, named Cygnet Wharf, will include the erection of one four storey, one eight storey and one 11 storey building to accommodate 44 apartments totalling 442 bedrooms.

The new buildings will also incorporate office space for the Brayford Trust.

Updated designs for the University of Lincoln's Marina Courts development. Photo: University of Lincoln

Updated designs for the University of Lincoln’s Marina Courts development. Photo: University of Lincoln

It is expected that works on the buildings will be complete by September 2017.


Unsuccessful plans

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In contrast, plans for a second floating restaurant were unanimously rejected in September.

Proposals would have seen the £1 million restaurant built on stilts – similar to the city’s Wagamama. It would have also created around 30 jobs.

Phot Stem Architects

What the second floating restaurant would have looked like. Photo: Stem Architects

Councillors at the meeting on Wednesday, September 14 stated the design would not be in-keeping with the area and that views would be harmed.