A plan for a new luxury hotel and dining space to be built in Lincoln near to the city’s New Theatre Royal has been unveiled.
A director at the theatre has joined forces with development company APS Properties to submit the application, which would see a new 63-bed ‘art deco’ inspired hotel and fine dining restaurant created on the corner of Clasketgate and Flaxengate in the city.u
The site, which is currently home to an disused building and car park, would be transformed by LK2 Architects in the project headed up by director Mike Hayes-Cowley.
The new five-storey hotel will house its restaurant on the top floor and command views over Lincoln.
According to the planning documents, a small bar is also included within the building.
A spokesman for the New Theatre Royal Lincoln, in Clasketgate, said: “From a tourism point of view it will be a huge asset to the Lincoln.
“The idea is to offer package deal which could include a show, dinner and a room at the hotel.
“It could be a huge help to the theatre. It is a struggle to keep the doors open with our current income streams and by building a hotel with a direct link to the theatre it could help put bums on seats.
“The ironic thing it is actually ourselves as a company wanting to build the hotel. It was done to support what is very historic business in Lincoln.”
The hotel would be run independently of the theatre.