Former Stokes warehouse torn down

Workers are midway through tearing down what was once a former coffee company warehouse, in order to build luxury student flats.

Propopals to demolish the building off Mint Lane, adjacent to Beaumont Fee were approved in September.

Photo: Lewis Foster for The Lincolnite

It once housed Lincoln coffee firm RW Stokes before the company moved its headquarters to The Lawn.

The site was also home to a former school building and the St Martin’s Parish Hall.

Thomas Samuel Ltd, the company behind the construction work, plan to renovate and incorporate the frontages of the old buildings into the new design.

An artist’s impression of the new flats development.

Once complete, the new building will house 138 luxury student flats.

Photo: Lewis Foster for The Lincolnite

Photo: Lewis Foster for The Lincolnite