Lincoln

Lincoln bowling alley set for £2m revamp

Lincoln Bowl has submitted planning permission to undergo a £2 million redevelopment.

The plans involve a new 19 hole golf course, Starbucks cafe and indoor play area.

A ‘facelift’ outside the building and increasing the size of the car park is also planned for the popular bowling alley in Washingborough.

Director of Lincoln Bowl, Simon Craddock told Lincolnshire Business: “Bowling has been very successful but we want people to come to Lincoln Bowl for more than just one thing and would love people to come and stay all afternoon,” he said.

“We hope that we can become a leisure destination for families and groups of people to come to and we really want to do something interesting.”

Simon also said that he is ready to start the developments as soon as he is given the green light and hopes the work to be completed by January 2018 at the latest.

Steve Dunn Architects have made the designs and will be overseeing the project.

Steve said the project is “one of the most exciting leisure developments the city has seen for many years.”

If the plans go ahead Simon hopes to create between 20 and 25 new jobs, including managerial roles.

Simon said that Lincoln Bowl will remain open as usual during the proposed refurbishment.

City of Lincoln Council will consider the plans at a date to be decided.