November 14, 2012 11.04 am This story is over 115 months old

Former Lincoln pub gets restaurant revamp

New life: A disused pub unit will be neatened up soon in order to let out as another food and drink outlet.

An empty pub unit in uphill Lincoln has gained approval to get refurbished with a view to transform it into a restaurant.

The former Bowlo Pub (also known as Bowling Green Public House) unit on the junction of Wragby Road and Outer Circle Road has laid disused for a couple of years.

However, Banks Long & Co obtained permission to revamp the site to modernise the large unit, opposite the St Giles and Glebe estates.

The revamp involves adding bigger windows to the outside of the building to allow more light in, and add parking spaces.

There will also be two self-contained apartments on the upper floors which can be included in a letting of the whole or let separately.

The commercial agency hopes to let out the property after the revamp, which is likely to become a restaurant.

This could also mean a number of new jobs available in Lincoln.

Banks Long & Co director James Butcher said: “We believe that the future use of the building will be as a restaurant.

“Once completed, the refurbished property will provide around 3,500 sq ft of trading space and have the capacity to seat up to 200 people.

“This is an area of the city that has grown substantially in recent years with the arrival of hundreds of new homes on the 90-acre Bunkers Hill site north of the bustling Carlton Centre Retail Park and Neighbourhood Centre.

“The intention is to undertake the work when we have found a tenant, so this will give us the opportunity to incorporate any specific design requirements of our occupier.”