August 21, 2017 3.03 pm This story is over 52 months old

Watch demolition work begin at former Gainsborough hotel

The project will take almost one year to complete.

Demolition is under way at Gainsborough’s Sun Inn hotel as the site prepares to welcome a Travelodge and Italian restaurant.

The work is being carried out by UDCS Demolition with videos and images of the work posted on social media.

A new 56-room Travelodge, Ponti’s Italian Kitchen, water feature and an alfresco dining area are all planned to replace the site at the Sun Inn.

Photo: Daniel Ionescu for Lincolnshire Reporter

The project is expected to take 48 weeks to complete.

Work will also affect the Market Street, Market Place, Church Street and North Street area of Gainsborough and will be carried out by West Lindsey District Council and Dransfield Properties.

Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh has backed the plans, previously saying: “This scheme will bring much needed hotel space to Gainsborough.

“Other than a handful of excellent bed and breakfasts the hotel scene in the town is almost entirely absent.

Photo: Daniel Ionescu for Lincolnshire Reporter

“Local businesses have been crying out for somewhere to accommodate their visitors and the local tourist economy is being hampered by the lack of a hotel of the proposed scale and standard.

“In the wider area the hotel would also support the Robin Hood Airport nearby.”

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