Judge’s Lodgings Acquired by Owner of the White Hart Hotel

Wednesday 28 June 2023

We’re thrilled at the White Hart Hotel to announce that The Judge’s Lodgings, an iconic and historic property in the heart of our city has been acquired by the hotel’s owner Andrew Long, following his recent purchase of the hotel this summer.

TSP Developments (part of Andrew’s Travel Sector Property Group) has acquired a 999-year ‘virtual freehold’ interest in the Judge’s Lodgings from Lincolnshire County Council. 

The Grade II ‘star’ Listed building was owned by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) who had declared it surplus to their requirements and sought to find a suitable new owner committed to the full refurbishment of the building.  

The predominantly Georgian building was first built in 1810 and has a commanding ‘landmark’ location overlooking Castle Hill Square, immediately adjacent to the Eastern Main Gate of Lincoln Castle (built by William Conqueror in 1068). 

Proposals for our major refurbishment and the redevelopment of the White Hart Garages site are now being prepared along with a full refurbishment of the Judge’s Lodgings building.

Andrew explains: “My TSP group of companies are working closely with locally-based John Roberts Architects and our wider project team to produce a major redevelopment and significant overall enhancement scheme for the St Paul’s Lane, Bailgate and Castle Hill quarter of the city.”

“Subject to obtaining planning permission, there is now a unique opportunity to deliver an interrelated redevelopment scheme for the White Hart Garages and car park site, along with the refurbishment and sustainable long-term future use of the Judge’s Lodgings.”

Andrew also added “With long-established vehicular access from and to St Paul’s Lane, we are proposing a high quality dedicated arcade of ‘kiosk-style’ retail units for artisan crafts and products/services, that will be situated within the frontage of 2 Bailgate, immediately opposite the White Hart Hotel.”  

“This arcade will then also provide an attractive safe pedestrian link through to the new on-site parking area, as to be situated immediately to the rear of the Judge’s Lodgings, from which there will also be direct customer access.”  

“We will also be planning an additional 30 hotel bedrooms within a combination of the upper floor level of the original Judge’s Lodgings building and ‘new build’ elements within the overall site, all to be operated through the hotel, which currently has 50 bedrooms and situated within a fully integrated landscaped setting. The ground floor of the Judge’s Lodgings is to be used for high quality restaurant and other hospitality facilities, on which further information will be released at a later stage.” 

We are incredibly excited to be transforming the Bailgate and Castle Square areas, keep following the blog for updates on progress!

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