The purchase of an important site on Tentercroft Street in Lincoln, which is currently owned by the City Council, has been agreed by York based developer S Harrison.
The company now plans to deliver a new Travelodge that will help to ease the city’s shortage of hotel bedrooms and help to create new jobs in the area.
The site is in a very prominent position on the recently opened East-West link road, close to the city’s High Street, and just yards from the railway station and new transport hub that is currently under construction.
Development director David Clancy from York-based S Harrison said: “If our plans are successful, one of the UK’s leading hotel brands will expand into this bustling part of Lincoln city centre creating jobs and boosting the local economy.
“The hotel will offer 127 bedrooms, as well as breakfast and café facilities and will help to ease the shortage of quality hotel accommodation that Lincoln is currently experiencing.
“We have already had discussions with the planning authority, and we will submit our full planning application in spring. If the plans are approved, work on the development could start as early as this autumn.”
City of Lincoln Council’s strategic property services manager Mark Wheater said: “The proposed Travelodge will be an excellent facility for tourists and visitors to Lincoln and will complement the nearby transport hub development. It will create new jobs for the city, drive economic growth and help deliver Lincoln’s ambitious future.”
Tony O’Brien, UK development director for Travelodge Hotels, said: “Travelodge is delighted to have exchanged contracts with S Harrison Developments for a new Travelodge in the heart of Lincoln, adjacent to the railway station.
“The centre of Lincoln is short of good quality, great value hotel accommodation and the new Travelodge will provide this in a great location for both business and leisure visitors to the City.”