Gainsborough’s ambitions for a town centre hotel have taken another step forward with new plans being submitted.
The new £3m development will transform the former Sun Hotel site on the North Street with an Edwardian style hotel which will house 52 bedrooms.
The proposals have been brought forward by Dransfield Properties and thecompany has worked closely with West Lindsey District Council’s planningdepartment on the architectural style ensuring it fits in with the neighbouring buildings, in this prominent town centre location.
The Sun Hotel closed several years ago and the new plans for the site would see the building re-developed and a disused town centre site brought back into use.
Dransfield Properties bought the building earlier this year and has been working with the design team at Dixon Dawson Architects to bring forward an attractive, well designed development for the site.
The same design team which worked on the town’s award winning Marshall’s Yard development, also brought forward by Dransfield Properties Ltd, has worked on the plans for the new hotel. The building has been designed to a traditional Edwardian design with a natural stone plinth and arched windows on the ground floor.
The company is now working with West Lindsey District Council to attract grant funding to ensure the project can be delivered.
Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “We knowfrom our own experience that there is definitely a need for a hotel inGainsborough town centre, and this is something the local authority has beenworking towards for some time.”
“This development would be a great addition to the town and a boost to both tourism and the wider economy in Gainsborough.”
“The Sun Hotel site is located on a key site so we have challenged our architects to deliver a statement building which will stand the test of time.”
“I think the design is exceptional and sends a clear message that Gainsborough is a strong market town and worthy of investment.”
The plans were submitted at the beginning of April and will be discussed by West Lindsey District Council planners later in the year.
For more information about Dransfield Properties visit www.dransfield.co.uk.
Gainsborough came close to getting a hotel when earlier plans for the Elswitha Quarter included a hotel but the council and developers failed to secure a hotel for the site.