A new proposal to build a new hotel in Scunthorpe’s Central Park is being mulled over by local councillors.
The Grade-II listed Civic Centre is currently home to North Lincolnshire Council, who has announced plans to relocate its offices to new premises on Ashby Road in the town.
This paves the way for the Civic Centre, which overlooks the park, to be put to a new use, with councillors confirming that “it is being sized up for its potential as a hotel”.
Council leader Baroness Liz Redfern said that a recent survey highlighted the demand for local hotel rooms and will now produce a development brief before deciding on a final plan.
Speaking to Scunthorpe Telegraph, Redfern said: “Recent studies have suggested there could be a lot of hotel capacity locally and we would want to make sure it is filled with a quality hotel which would complement those already open or proposed.”
The Civic Centre first opened in April 1963, originally as the administrative headquarters of Scunthorpe Borough Council and at a cost to the public of £430,000.