Three national traders lined up for Lincoln Cornhill revamp

Three national traders have been confirmed by Lincolnshire Co-operative for the first phase of the revitalised Lincoln Cornhill area — but they’re not ready to say who they’ll be just yet.

Minor works started on the first phase of the £70 million project off Lincoln’s High Street in April with major work due to start in early September.

The first phase, costing £12 million, will see the Grade II listed Corn Exchange building and shop units 30a to 35 on Sincil Street given a new fresh face lift as well as be extended.

It is anticipated the first phase will be completed in June 2017.

Proposed view for the Sincil Street units at the Cornhill Quarter

Proposed view for the Sincil Street units at the Cornhill Quarter

Controversially, businesses based in the market area were moved to new locations so the development could take place, some of which, such as Loxley’s Market Deli have found new homes around the city.

Managing Director of Banks Long & Co Tim Bradford confirmed that the three national traders will provide the area with new retail as well as food and beverage establishments.

Lincolnshire Co-operative will not confirm which traders will be coming to Lincoln at this point, but plan to announce it in the coming months.

Tim Bradford, Managing Director of Banks Long & Co. Photo: Steve Smailes

Tim Bradford, Managing Director of Banks Long & Co. Photo: Steve Smailes

Tim Bradford, Managing Director of Banks Long & Co, agents for Lincolnshire Co-op said: “Work is due to start on the £12m first phase of the Cornhill Quarter development in early September.

“Local building contractors, Lindum Construction, have been appointed.

“The 27,000 sq ft. first phase comprises of five units, three of which have been let to national traders which will bring new exciting quality retailing, food and beverage uses to one of the most attractive Victorian buildings in the city centre.

“We have a strong interest in the remaining space as well as in the wider development. ”

Which traders would you like to see take residence in the new Cornhill area?