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Demolition of former Lincoln arcade begins

Work to demolish the former Lincs Amusements arcade on Norman Street in Lincoln has begun, due to lack of tenancy interest and structural issues.

The demolition began on July 14 and is expected to take five weeks to complete.

The 3,236 sq ft unit at 2-3 Norman Street is situated adjacent to Lincoln Bus Station and opposite Lincoln Central train station.

Photo: The Lincolnite
Photo: The Lincolnite

The site is currently owned by the Lincolnshire Co-operative.

The property was being marketed by Banks Long & Co as office or retail space and was boasted as being an ideal location close to transport links, the city market and car parks.

Unfortunately, there was no interest in the current site from potential tenants.

Spokesman for Lincolnshire Co-op, Emma Snedden, said: “The property on Norman Street has not attracted interest from suitable tenants. It now has structural issues which has meant it is beyond economic repair and we have taken the decision to demolish the building.”

There are no immediate plans to use the site for another purpose. Lincolnshire Co-op say the space could be utilised as privately let parking in the future, subject to planning permission.