Lincoln shoppers like the Cornhill revamp

The first stage of the Cornhill redevelopment has been completed and plans for the second stage have been given the go ahead.

A new cinema will form the next stage of Lincolnshire Co-op’s £70 million regeneration of the Lincoln Cornhill Quarter and will sit opposite the newly refurbished corn exchange.

The Lincolnite asked shoppers what they thought of the work so far.

Leslie said: “It’s the first time I’ve been to Lincoln since they’ve finished it and it looks amazing.”

Harriet said: “It’s good to see the Corn Exchange being used again. It looks really good inside and it’s nice to see all the old adverts.”

“I’d like to see some independent shops. We already have plenty of coffee shops and pubs.”

Lincolnshire Co-op hopes the new buildings will provide additional incentives for national retailers to come to Lincoln, and allow the city to compete with more established shopping destinations in the East Midlands such as Nottingham and Derby.

Take a look inside the Cosy Club, part of the first stage of redevelopment, in our first look video.