Corn Exchange redevelopment delayed to allow for specialist restoration work

The long-awaited reopening of the Corn Exchange has been delayed until autumn to allow for specialist restoration work to take place.

Work on the first phase of the £70 million Lincoln Cornhill Quarter off Sincil Street was due to open this summer, however this has now been pushed back to November.

The first tenants, Cosy Club, Moss Bros. and Flying Tiger Copenhagen, will begin fitting out their units in the next few weeks.

Tenants of other units are yet to be announced.

It is hoped the works will bring in new businesses to the area.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Co-op said: “The Cornhill Quarter vision is about transforming the whole area, benefitting both local traders and the people who live, work, visit and shop in the city. This is a long term project which will be completed in phases over the next couple of years.

“We are delighted to announce the refurbishment of The Corn Exchange building is set to be complete in Autumn 2017, and the first tenants Cosy Club, Moss Bros. and Flying Tiger Copenhagen will be beginning fit outs in the next few weeks.

“The completion date has been pushed back slightly to ensure the specialist restoration work of this beautiful listed building is completed carefully and to the highest standard. We do expect all tenants to be trading by November 2017 and we look forward to making further announcements in due course, as we prepare for the remaining phases of the redevelopment.”