March 13, 2020 4.20 pm This story is over

Brayford Pool platform to reopen after half a decade

It was a popular spot in the summer

Brayford Pool’s viewing platform will reopen this year, half a decade after it was deemed unsafe.

Now the Brayford Trust has commissioned a structural report and will wait for those results before moving onto the next stage.

The City of Lincoln Council previously agreed to fund the repair work, but the Brayford Trust will oversee the plans.

In one of the quarterly reports, it details how the trust will need to take measures to ensure the platform is not used for informal moorings.

Any boats mooring up to the platform could be “damaging and dangerous,” according to the report.

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.

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

It was refused however, and councillors agreed on a loan and annual grant to the trust of £25,000 as an alternative.

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