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Plans submitted for new 52 room hotel development in Gainsborough

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects have submitted plans for a new £3 million development on behalf of Dransfield Properties Limited which will transform the former Sun Inn site on the corner of Market Street and North Street with an attractively designed Edwardian style hotel comprising of 52 bedrooms and a restaurant.

 Partner of Dixon Dawson Architects, Guy Dawson said “We have worked closely with West Lindsey District Council’s planning department and Dransfield Properties on the architectural style – ensuring it complements the area and enhances the setting of neighbouring buildings.”

 There’s been a long held aspiration for a hotel in Gainsborough in a good town centre location to boost local business and tourism. The Sun Inn 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.  

 Mark Dransfield, managing Director of Dransfield Properties said “The Sun Inn 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 WLDC planners later in the year.