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Plans approved for mixed-hotel development in Lincoln

Sheppard Robson has been granted planning permission for a mixed-use hotel development in Lincoln.

The five-storey hotel, compromising 150 rooms, will be built above flexible retail space fronting the high street at the current occupied by House of Fraser.

The hotel will support the city’s tourism and leisure businesses, with a restaurant, bar, meeting and event spaces located around a new public courtyard.

The hotel’s entrance stands between the main building addressing high street and a smaller restaurant building to the west of the site, with a glazed frontage to the reception offering views through to the public space from the street.

Dan Burr, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “The project offered the opportunity to make a positive architectural statement on a key site in Lincoln’s high street as it rises towards the cathedral. 

“The architecture responds to both civic and vernacular settings through strong forms, hierarchized composition, vertical proportions and tactile qualities of the materials.”

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