Jobs signalled as former Lincoln factory gets new lease of life

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New jobs and a new lease of life are on the cards for a high-tech manufacturing facility in Lincoln.

The new owners of Dowsett House on Sadler Road, Castle Square Developments Ltd, plan to revitalise the area, allowing it to be used for car sales.

Work is expected to start soon but no date has been confirmed at this point.

The building is poised to be remodelled by the Scampton-based company and its development partner Stirlin Developments – signalling future employment opportunities.

John Lockwood, Chairman of Castle Square Developments, said: “We were interested in this site as soon as we knew it was on the market. It comprises good quality freehold land, of which there is a limited amount in Lincoln.

“We intend to redevelop it and have already achieved outline planning consent that will allow it to be used for car sales. This may or may not be its eventual use due its excellent location and the amount of interest being shown in the premises by various parties.”

James Kirby, Stirlin Developments Managing Director, said: “We are primarily freehold developers and we struggle to acquire freehold land, so when an opportunity like this crops up we tend to move quickly.”

This story was first published in issue 15 of Lincolnshire Business magazine. Read the full issue here.