Work has begun on the £10 million second phase of redevelopment in the Lincoln Cornhill Quarter.
New-look retail units and a walkway through to the new Transport Hub car park is currently under construction. The second phase is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.
The Cornhill Quarter project, comprising £70 million of development work, has so far in phase one seen Moss Bros and Flying Tiger Copenhagen open in the former Corn Exchange building, with Cosy Club is set to open early next year.
An unnamed company has also put in a bid for retail space in the area.
Ursula Lidbetter, CEO of Lincolnshire Co-op, said: “We’re pleased to announce that phase two of The Cornhill Quarter redevelopment is underway.
“This next phase will provide 23,000 sq ft of retail space as well as a bright, attractive walkway through to the new 1,000 space multi-storey car park which opened last week.
“The restoration of mid-Sincil Street will involve our contractor, Lindum Group, extending the properties back, undertaking a complete upgrade and reinstating as far as possible the traditional shop fronts into the historic façade. The new shops will be opening later next year.
“This follows the news that Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Moss Bros. are now open for business, with Cosy Club joining them at the newly redeveloped Corn Exchange building early in the new year.
“We are also in talks with a number of other exciting names and will be making further announcements in due course, as we prepare for this phase of our transformational redevelopment of Lincoln city centre.”