Brayford viewing platform will get much-needed refurb

The crumbling viewing platform on the Brayford Pool in Lincoln will be refurbished and reopened after four years, possibly this summer.

The platform, which was deemed unsafe in 2015, was at the centre of planning applications in the years since it was gated off.

For many months, it looked set to be replaced with a two-storey floating restaurant building of a similar style to the city’s Wagamama.

Dashed appeal hopes and refusals by the City of Lincoln Council however meant The Brayford Trust, which manages the pool, could not bring the plans to fruition.

The platform has become an eyesore on the waterfront since it was closed off.

The motivation behind the restaurant was much-needed funding towards the upkeep of the historical pool.

Councillors agreed a loan and annual grant to the trust of £25,000 as an alternative.

Meanwhile, the platform decayed further.

Lying opposite the recently closed Chimichangas restaurant, people began to call for a plan of action to improve the appearance of the area.

The Lincolnite understands plans are in the early stages to refurbish and reopen the platform. 

Details of the replacement are under wraps for now, as well as a timeline, but it’s expected the ‘keep off’ signs could be finally taken down this summer.