Baby room nursery worker Claire Taylor with 21-months-old Skye Gidman, outside the former Library Bar.
A student bar on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus is being transformed into a baby room, after it was closed for 10 months.
The former Library Bar was bought by the university last year and its conversion by The Old Station Nursery at Lincoln Marina will provide more space and a dedicated outdoor area once renovations are complete.
Plans also include the conversion of a back room in the building into a secure buggy store for parents who need to leave buggies behind.
The nursery expects work on the building will be finished sometime in August, when the babies and staff will be able to move in.
The former Library Bar was on sale since 2009, despite it being one of the only bars with a 24-hour licence in the city.
Sarah Steel, who founded The Old Station Nursery in 2002 and now runs 15 settings across England, was excited about the Marina nursery expansion:
“Not only will the babies and the staff have much more room but the other children will be able to spread out as well,” Steel said.
“The new baby room will be really cosy and a fantastic space that we hope the parents, staff and most importantly the children will be happy with.
“We can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s finished.”