April 16, 2021 5.49 pm This story is over 5 months old

Plans for new student flats plan for former Lincoln play centre

Just some of the facade would be kept

Plans to demolish part of a former play centre and Chinese takeaway to build 41 new student flats, have been submitted to the City of Lincoln Council.

Killingbeck PLG has applied for permission to demolish “most” of the existing facade of the former home of Imagination Station and Big Wok, on Beaumont Fee, and rebuild it as part of the development.

The main hall, a warehouse and a recently built “link block” to the rear of the building will also be demolished, and will be completely replaced with a new extension.

In documents to the council, the applicant describes how the 41”study bedrooms” will be en-suite and open off a central circulation area.

The build will form part of the Iconinc post-graduate residential units development next door and will sit opposite the Park Court student accommodation on Park Street.

It will include 12 apartments on the ground floor, 11 at first and second floor and seven units on the third floor.

How the build could look.

The application said: “There is a clear need for good quality, post-graduate, city centre, residential accommodation and the economic case for the redevelopment of the site is reinforced by the fact the site can be linked with the new Iconic development so amenities can be shared.

“The demolition of the existing property and the proposed redevelopment will bring positive benefits to the area economically and aesthetically.”

As part of the build, residents will gain shared access to existing facilities including the gym.

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