July 7, 2011 11.31 am This story is over 125 months old

Grandstand finally gets new fencing

Railing revamp: The Grandstand opposite the West Common will be fitted with new fencing this week.

The revamp of the front of the Lincoln Grandstand on Carholme Road is now underway, and this week it will get new railings.

As previously reported, the Grandstand was spared £42,000 for refurbishment, involving removal of the temporary Heras fencing and replaced wooden terracing.

The new permanent railings will be fixed across the front of the old racing stand, with smaller fencing running along the sides.

The transformation has been a slow process due the Grandstand being a Grade 2 listed building. English Heritage had to approve the changes first.

So far, some of the wooden terraces have been replaced. Once all the terraces are replaced, they will be painted. Inside has also seen a revamp.

Property Services Manager at the City of Lincoln Council Joe Timmins said: “The recent work to the Grandstand is part of our rolling programme of improvements to all our buildings.

“The Grandstand is a prominent building in Lincoln, and we’re happy to see this stage of the improvements coming to an end.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Jonathan Cox

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