Green light for for 44-acre North Hykeham development

Site preparation works have started at the 44-acre Leafbridge site in North Hykeham after the application was approved by North Kesteven District Council.

Stirlin Developments first purchased the site in 2013 with outline planning consent given in 2017 on 22 acres, offering up to 300,000 square feet of employment space.

The first six acres of the development are expected to be available for occupancy by the end of 2019, with the full site completed over multiple building phases.

Paul Wheatley, Senior project manager at Stirlin Developments, said: “Our vision for Leafbridge is to create a new place of enterprise in the city to support Lincolnshire’s growing economy and there’s no doubt the site has that potential.

“The next stage of the works will now begin, and over the next 12 to 18 months we are going to see the park’s landscape transformed, building on its inherent natural beauty.

“Working with our partners we will be constructing a diverse range of buildings of astounding design that will help create a business community with a sense of pride of place.

“We’re currently in talks with a number of businesses interested in taking space on the site which, long-term will develop a community comprising of vibrant and innovative office and industrial users who value the opportunity to occupy modern premises within a green environment.”

Executive Member for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Colin Davie, added: “Among its advantages, this site is ideally placed to benefit from the work carried out in North Hykeham by the county council’s Access Lincoln team, which has made it much easier for people to travel into the city in a cleaner, greener way.”

The project will be delivered by a number of partners, many of which are local to the East Midlands, including John Roberts Architects, Globe Consulting, O’Boyle Civil Engineering, Steve Gilman Design, Lumax Engineering, Lucas Machinery, Aeroscape, Minster Surfacing, Delta-Simons and Pygott & Crone.