The former Library Bar site has finally found a new function as builders have begun turning it in to a baby room for The Old Station Nursery.

The bar was notable for having a 24-hour licence, but it closed in September 2010 and the University of Lincoln regained control of the premises.

When the premises closed, the university said it would be “used for staff offices”, but the building was painted white and then was left empty for most of the past year.

It is now being converted in to an expansion for The Old Station Nursery, which is currently based in the building next to the former bar on the university’s Brayford campus. The company owns several day nurseries in Lincoln, and the Brayford Pool site currently offers 44 places.

Sarah Steel, the managing director of The Old Station Nursery, say they are “delighted to have all this extra space”, as “not only will the babies and the staff have much more room but the other children will be able to spread out as well”.

Work on the building is set to be completed in August.

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