One of Woodhall Spa’s most iconic buildings is set to be restored to its former glory.
The former Spa baths - derelict since 1983 - have been bought by a ‘mystery’ Lincolnshire businessman.
He has entered into partnership with Woodhall Spa based company GN Construction with the intention of restoring the building.
In its heyday at the turn of the century, the Spa provided various medical treatments based on its waters and attracted many visitors to Woodhall Spa.
The Spa closed its doors in 1983 following the collapse of the shaft and it has remained derelict until now.
The external façade of the building has disintegrated and for many years locals have branded it an eyesore.
GN Construction say they have been involved with the possibility of redeveloping the Spa for over 15 years.
They add they have been carrying out a great deal of research with other spa operators and consultants to gain experience and knowledge of the specialist business and to fully investigate the opportunities for its restoration and development.
The company have had numerous meetings and discussions with ELDC officials and the Planning Department to explore possible ways to restore the essential features of the
original Spa, regenerating the surrounding area whilst at the same time preserving and
enhancing the best of the past.
GN Construction said in statement: “We will re-design the Spa in a way where
it will become a valuable asset to Woodhall Spa and its local community not only in the
immediate future but for many, many years to come.”
Local District councillor Craig Leyland said he was delighted with the news and described the re-development proposals as a massive boost for the entire region.
No details have been announced about the identity of the buyer - or the financial costs involved.
The Spa building was previously on sale for offers over £200,000.
*Full story in next week’s Horncastle News