Original Lincoln Corn Exchange revealed as redevelopment progresses

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For the first time, shoppers in the Cornhill Quarter of Lincoln can see the Grade II listed Corn Exchange building in all its original glory as work to reinvent the area progresses.

The Lincoln shopping quarter is undergoing a £70 million transformation, which will bring a host of national and international shops and restaurants to the Sincil Street, City Square and Cornhill areas.

Redevelopment, overseen by landowners the Lincolnshire Co-Op and partners the City of Lincoln Council, is currently in its first stage costing £12 million.

So far, contractors have demolished the modern extensions which previously cloaked the original structure, which was built in 1879.

The changing face of the Corn Exchange.

The changing face of the Corn Exchange.

The building has a long history in the city as a popular market hall, and more recently also housed a number of local retailers.

In total, the plans have attracted three well-known brands and around seven other units are up for grabs.

Artist impression of the new look Cornhill Quarter

Artist impression of the new look Cornhill Quarter

Cosy Club restaurant, Danish home and gift store Flying Tiger Copenhagen and men’s fashion brand Moss Bros have so far snapped up retail space in the Cornhill Quarter.

The work is ongoing in conjunction with the city’s new transport hub, which will include a bus interchange, taxis and cycle facilities, and a 1000 space multi-storey car park.