Siemens Lincoln facelift begins

Work to revamp Siemens’ Waterside South complex in Lincoln has started and is due for completion by the end of September 2011.

City of Lincoln Council approved Siemens’ planning application in advance of a Planning Committee on April 6, when the proposal was scheduled for.

Works at the Ruston Works complex have already started on April 4 and are set to cost around £5 million.

Nick Muntz, Managing Director, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, said he is delighted the planning application went through.

“The new modern design offers a major face-lift to create a fresh fascia and modern working space for customers and employees alike.

“The revamp includes a new ‘front of house’ with customer reception, a new Boardroom and meeting facilities.

“Within the main factory area an additional 1,750 square metres of floor space will be created on top of the existing 1,250 square metres,” Muntz added.

The City Council’s report on the approved application stated “the proposals would not be harmful to nearby properties”.

“The application also represents an important investment in their premises by a major employer in the city and very positive contribution to the local economy,” the report added.

Siemens previously announced it is ready to go ahead with the relocation of its industrial gas turbine service business to Teal Park, near Lincoln.