May 20, 2019 10.08 am This story is over 30 months old

Woodhall Spa ‘eyesore’ finally in line for refurbishment

An ambitious project!

A derelict building described as an ‘eyesore’ in Woodhall Spa will be restored into a hair and beauty business.

The iconic former Woodhall Spa Baths, adjacent to the Kinema in the Woods, gave Woodhall Spa its name due to the discovery of therapeutic spa water in 1821. It closed in 1983 after the shaft leading to the well collapsed.

Expressions Hair and Beauty will be relocating to the building on Coronation Road. Subject to planning consent and the early start of the refurbishment works the business could be operating in part of the historic premises from late 2019/early 2020.

The derelict Spa Baths in 2005. Photo: Woodhall Spa Community website

The project will create new jobs and also have a positive focus around sustainability and protecting the surrounding woodland environment.

Expressions Hair and Beauty is currently based on Tattershall Road in Woodhall Spa. It provides hair services, beauty treatments and additional wellness classes. There will also be the inclusion of a gym and larger fitness studio once the restoration project has been completed.

Julie Charles and Wendy Jones with The Old Spa in the background.

Wendy Jones and Julie Charles from Expressions are excited about the venture. Wendy said: “We have been working very closely with GN Construction on this fantastic project. We have looked around the derelict building several times and with vision and imagination we believe we can bring wellness back into the woods and return the old Spa back to its former glory.”

Site developer GN Construction said: “This really is the last piece of the jigsaw in the area’s rejuvenation, which has already involved the construction of additional parking, with further refurbishment of the building for Expressions, a holiday let and external landscaping to come over the coming year. We are finally achieving our long term goal of bringing an iconic building back to life”.

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