Positive response from public for plans for town centre regeneration scheme in Gainsborough
Plans for the major regeneration of a key town centre site in Gainsborough have been unveiled at a public consultation session with 96% of people attending saying they support the proposals.
Dransfield Properties and West Lindsey District Council are working on proposals to transform the Market Street and North Street area of the town centre which include a 56 room Travelodge hotel on the site of the former Sun Inn.
An open public consultation was held last week at the Engine House at Marshall’s Yard with members of the public given the opportunity to view the proposals and talk to the development team.
Dransfield Properties, who also delivered the award winning Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough, are bringing forward the development in partnership with WLDC. The first phase will be to deliver the new Travelodge and a Ponti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant, the wider regeneration scheme will also include:
A joint venture partnership with West
Lindsey District Council to refurbish town centre shops with new traditional
shop fronts, creating an Independent Quarter in the town.
Improvements to the Roseway Car Park
creating additional town centre car parking and an attractive and welcoming
arrival point for visitors.
An alfresco dining area and stunning
water wall feature inspired by Paley Park in New York.
Around 170 people attended the public consultation event – all were invited to fill in a feedback form and of those who did 96% were in favour of the plans, welcoming the transformation of the site and commenting on the need for a hotel in the town.
Amanda Holmes, Communications Director from Dransfield Properties said: “We are delighted with the response we have received to the plans for the former Sun Inn site and the further improvements in this part of the town centre and would like to thank everyone who took the time to come to the public consultation event.
"We had some lovely feedback about the design and look of the building, there is clearly a great deal of support in the town for a hotel in Gainsborough and of course to see investment on this key site in the town centre.”
“This is an important site in the town and that is certainly reflected in the quality of design and architecture – we want to deliver a high quality building which is sympathetic with the area and using high quality materials which will stand the test of time.”
The application has now been submitted to West Lindsey District Council
Travelodge has more than 500 hotels across the UK as well as in Ireland and Spain – the company has positioned itself as the leading hotel brand for value, offering a great option for both leisure and business travel.
The Ponti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant will be on the ground floor with entrances from Market Street and the Roseways Car Park. The family owned company has restaurants in London and at Fox Valley in north Sheffield and the new Gainsborough restaurant will be the team’s first venture in Lincolnshire and the east Midlands.
The plans for the redevelopment of the run down former Sun Inn site have also been widely supported by the business community in Gainsborough and answer the need for a good quality hotel in Gainsborough.
The company has applied for a £1.4 million grant to deliver the new hotel development. The plans will be submitted to West Lindsey District Council West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee following the public consultation event.
Dransfield Properties is working with the team from Dixon Dawson Architects to deliver an attractive Edwardian style building which is in keeping with the neighbouring buildings. It’s estimated that the new hotel development will deliver around 25 new jobs in the town with a further 20 being created at the restaurant.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644