January 20, 2020 3.22 pm This story is over 27 months old

East Kirkby Aviation centre’s VIP expansion plans

The museum is the base for the restoration of the rare Avro Lancaster

A Lincolnshire museum dedicated to the aviation history of Lincolnshire wants to give its guests a VIP experience with an expansion and refurbishment of its facilities.

East Kirkby Aviation Centre is the base of operations for restoration of the NX611 “Just Jane” Lancaster – an historic vehicle of which there are currently only two fully airworthy models in the world.

The museum offers taxi rides to guests in the airplane and plans submitted to East Lindsey District Council are asking for it to be able to create a new VIP suite for those guests.

Described as an “entertainment lounge” in the application, it will offer visitors who take part in the taxi rides a place to relax and have lunch.

The works will also see the museum replace its kitchen and office facilities and improve the access through its reception and shop areas.

Documents before ELDC said: “The applicant hopes that the proposal is seen to both enhance and improve the facilities offered to the public while making the working conditions for the staff in the kitchen and offices better.”

The documents note that the museum can get “congested” on special function days and it is hoped the improvements will enable the facility to “satisfy demand well into the future”.

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