April 18, 2018 1.16 pm This story is over 67 months old

Construction milestone for new Lincoln city centre hotel

27,600 man hours have gone into the site so far.

Construction on Lincoln’s new Travelodge hotel has reached its first big milestone with the completion of the main structure.

At a topping out ceremony on Wednesday, April 18, developers celebrated the 27,600 man hours that have gone into the site so far.

As previously reported, the City of Lincoln Council purchased the new hotel building currently under construction on Tentercroft Street in the city earlier this year for £13 million.

(L-R – Front) Keith Skayman, Andrew Wharton, Nick Pettit and Rachel Casey. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The building is due to be completed in November when the council will lease it to Travelodge Hotels Limited for 25 years.

The hotel chain will also have the option to extend the lease for a further 25 years.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Travelodge on Tentercroft Street, which is being developed by York-based S Harrison, will consist of 127 bedrooms, breaking down into 60 double bedrooms, 61 family rooms and six accessible rooms.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Of these, 28 will be ‘super rooms’ which contain a desk, multiple USB and charging points across the room.

The hotel will also have 22 dedicated car parking spaces and the main entrance to the hotel will lead to the reception, breakfast area, café, bar and seating area.

Jason Wilson, project manager at RG Carter told The Lincolnite: “The topping out ceremony today was all about bringing good luck to the building.

“We are still in front of schedule and we are currently on budget and the development is healthy.

“The site is due to be completed by us in November before being passed on.”