Work begins on West End Sainsbury’s Local

Work has finally started on a new Sainsbury’s convenience store in the west of Lincoln.

The Sainsbury’s Local, which was granted planning permission in 2010, will replace Fossbank Service Station and a car wash on Carholme Road.

The service station has since moved to Harvey Street, next to its old site.

The build will cost £1.4 million as part of renovation work to the Fossbank Station site.

It will also be open seven days a week, create up to 25 jobs in the city, and have a display board for local children’s artwork.

The art will be changed each term and will likely come from St Faith’s Infant School nearby.

Trees will also be added to the site to allow for landscaping.

Work was going to start in summer 2011, but the original plan was subject to negotiation through both the pre-application stage and during the application process.

Peter Boswell, Head of Planning Services, previously said: “Overall, the building will be an improvement to the site and the area as a whole and will provide a facility for the local community, to the benefit of the city.”