The site is in a prominent location on the northern edge of the busy Lincoln shopping area. The site is surrounded by a number of significant listed buildings at the top of High Street, before it joins The Strait and Steep Hill. The character of the area is diverse and varied reflecting its individual plot-by-plot development and redevelopment of buildings and spaces along its length, recognising the street’s status as the City’s premier retail space.
The former building on the site contained an arcade of shops at ground level with two separate areas of first floor accommodation at the front and rear of the property separated by a roof terrace. The proposal created one large restaurant unit, this involved the removal of existing fabric and the creation of a new façade to High Street which acknowledges the existing historic context.