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New Plans Submitted to Redevelop Viking House in Lincoln

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Plans have been submitted to transform Viking House in Lincoln into student accommodation.

The site had previously been earmarked for luxury flats, however developers have re-considered the plans as they felt student accommodation would be better suited.

Jackson & Jackson Developments have proposed to build more than 200 student bed spaces next to the Brayford Waterfront, which if approved, would be split into two phases.

The first phase would result in the conversion of the five-storey vacant Viking House, as well as the construction of a four-storey extension connecting the building to Newland. In total 160 beds would be built in the initial phase.

Phase 2 would see the Taste of Marrakesh restaurant being demolished to make way for a three and four-storey building, while additional apartments would be provided south of Newland. It's expected phase 2 would see 76 beds added to the development.

Dominik Jackson, of Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: "Following the recent vacation of Viking House and given the success of One The Brayford, we are looking forward to continuing to develop within this area of the city."

"We had originally planned to convert the Viking House building into an apartment scheme. However, the University of Lincoln's success with 2018 applicants and the medical school, combined with the opportunity to acquire surrounding buildings, caused us to reconsider the scheme and what is best for the site."

"As a result, we have decided to separate Viking House from One The Brayford to provide a standalone student scheme for the university, entered from Newland."

"Ninety-Eight Newland will incorporate the former CAD Architecture and the Taste of Marrakesh restaurant."

"Throughout the pre-application process we have worked closely with senior officers from the council's planning and conservation teams. The scheme will combine modern and old architecture with glass links and significantly improve the street scene as well as the character and appearance of the West Parade and Brayford conservation area."