August 28, 2018 12.53 pm This story is over 67 months old

Lincoln Lakeland moving to Cornhill

A bigger store for the kitchenware retailer

The Lakeland store in St Mark’s shopping centre is moving to larger premises in the new Cornhill Quarter.

The kitchenware chain will take 4,000 sq ft of space in one of the newly refurbished units at 32 Sincil Street currently under development.

Phase two of the Cornhill redevelopment, which includes the unit for Lakeland, will deliver 23,000 sq ft of retail space, as well as a revamped walkway to the multi-storey car park behind.

The Lakeland store in Cornhill will have two storeys. City planners approved the new signage last week.

The timber frames for the shop fronts and windows along Sincil Street are being handmade locally by Lindum Joinery, to provide traditional shop fronts in keeping with the original Victorian street scene.

Construction for phase two on track for completion before Christmas 2018.

The former St Mark’s train station has been the home of Lakeland for 20 years in Lincoln. Photo: The Lincolnite

Julian Rayner, one of the joint owners of Lakeland, said: “After a long stop in Lincoln at the old St Marks station, we’re pleased to be moving closer to the centre of Lincoln to enjoy the newly refurbished area of Sincil Street which we think will be an entertaining and enjoyable addition to the vibrant Cornhill Quarter.”

Lindum Joinery General Manager Paul Brown added: “The workshop team are working from the architect’s drawings, which have been produced following extensive historical research and using photographs recovered from the early 1900s as a starting point.”

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