£500k London-style nightspot planned for University of Lincoln campus bar
A student bar may be revamped and turned into a "London-style" nightspot if a Lincoln businessman's bid to buy it is successful.
Entrepreneur Chris Regan hopes to splash out on The Shed, which is on the University of Lincoln campus.
No deal has yet been signed but Mr Regan, who already owns a number of other city venues, including Lincolnshire Red and the Cloud Bar, said he was hopeful a deal could be reached.
"The company who approached us had seen what other investments I'd done in Lincoln and liked what they saw," he said.
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"I thought it had amazing potential because of the location, what with it overlooking the marina and backing onto the university campus.
"It's ideal as it has the potential to attract a wide variety of customers."
Although the pub is open to anyone at the moment, it mainly caters for students. However, Mr Regan would like to change that.
"If I get the go-ahead, I will be aiming to attract other people within the city as it will be a venue for all to enjoy, however it will still be available to students."
The 24-year-old entrepreneur said the project would cost around £500,000. The Shed would be completely gutted.
Final designs will be confirmed this month and it is hoped the transformation would be finished in by summer.
Ann-Christine Bee, 20, a film and TV student, said: "I think it will do the uni good as the current Shed is really outdated and a new design might pep it up."
A spokesman for Greene King, which owns The Shed, refused to comment.