A property developer has submitted plans to build 30 flats on the site of a former Lincoln pub, where his grandfather, Desmond, once performed as a singer.
Ryan Carruthers of Venture Developments is using a crowdfunding website to raise £35,000 towards the acquisition of land upon which The Wildlife pub stood prior to its demolition.
The pub, on Birchwood Avenue, attracted large Saturday night crowds in the 60s for its cabaret acts.
Ryan said: “The Wildlife pub has been demolished for some time and the land is in dire need of development. One of the great things about property is you can create a lasting legacy.”
Venture Developments is being advised on the site acquisition by Sarah Miles and Rachael Bacon at Langleys Solicitors in Lincoln.
Subject to achieving planning permission, the new development will be named Desmond Court. The crowdfunding campaign has already surpassed its minimum raise of £10,000 and Venture Developments will fund any shortfall.
The company has managed a string of residential and commercial developments including the conversion of the George & Dragon pub on High Street, Lincoln, into apartments.
Ryan added: “Crowdfunding is a new experience for us, which helps us to establish our brand and build relationships with new investors.”
Rachael Bacon, assistant solicitor at Langleys, said: “We are pleased to support them through this latest project and can’t wait to see it progress.”