Beaumont Fee, Lincoln
Globe was approached by a local development company to assist in the application process for the proposed development of a site within a conservation area in Central Lincoln. The proposal included the conversion and partial demolition of existing buildings within an historic mixed use part of the city, along with the erection of a new building for a mix of residential and commercial uses.
This site presented Globe with a complex situation, due to the potential for the development to impact on buildings of importance to the heritage of the local area. Being situated in a Conservation Area, composed of many historical buildings and heritage assets, the development needed to be sympathetic to the area’s character, preserving and enhancing its special qualities. Globe facilitated discussions between the design team and local planning authority to reach an appropriate design solution that achieved the developer’s vision whilst limiting the impact on the area.
Planning permission was granted for the development, comprising the following elements: the conversion of an existing building to create a 7 bed House in Multiple Occupation; the demolition of a single storey extension to an existing building to enable the erection of a 5 storey building, accommodating 14 apartments; the construction of a 5 storey building, containing commercial space and a 33 room hotel. The scheme brought an underutilised site back into use, creating a variety of uses to meet housing, tourism and commercial needs.