Project: Sobroan Park, Lincoln

Date completed: Late 2008

Location: Dunkirk Road, Lincoln

Description: the scheme involved bringing 10 acres of wasteland within the city boundary back into beneficial use. Historically it had been army barracks and had a real connection with the forces serving in the first world war.

The scheme was broken down into phases but ultimately became a residential scheme comprising 175 houses and 36 apartments.

To facilitate this we had to relocate a working mans snooker club from a very dilapidated Victorian Barracks building to a new purpose built facility across the road on land we purchased specifically for the purpose. This then allowed the demolition of the barracks building to open the site up.

Developer:  Kingswater Lindum Ltd

  • GDV £20.35m
  • Contractor Lindum Group
  • Architects: L5 design, Framework Architects.
  • JV partners Lindum Homes
  • Registered Provider: Longhurst Housing Association

Project abnormals: existing buildings were in a conservation area.

We had to leave in place an existing Table tennis club who we very active in leagues and competitions. We had to renovate the club without disrupting the sporting events.

As part of the planning process we had to gift 3.50acres to the council as dedicated ’Public Open Space’ including renovating as gardens with play areas with a maintenance covenant for 15 years.

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