September 3, 2018 2.05 pm This story is over 66 months old

Large Lincoln plot could become flats or shopping park

A retail park or flats are possible options

A retail park and flats are among the potential options for a 3.1 acre site that has gone up for sale in the centre of Lincoln.

Real estate consultant Lambert Smith Hampton is marketing the land east of Kesteven Street, off Canwick Road, but plans will only be submitted to the City of Lincoln Council for its future when a tenant is found.

According to Lambert Smith Hampton’s brochure planning permission will be granted for “the appropriate redevelopment of the sites in the regeneration area for employment and housing, either solely or as part of a mixed use development”.

This could be business use, leisure, education and community use and small shops/cafes/restaurants on the ground floor”.

A CGI image of the potential Kesteven Street Retail Park. Photo: Lambert Smith Hampton

One potential idea is to turn it into a food and roadside Kesteven Street Retail Park.

Folkes Property Holdings are in discussions with the city council over the best ways the site could be developed.

There are four units which can be reconfigured to suit individual occupiers, with one earmarked as a possible leisure facility.

Expressions of interest are sought from potential occupiers of the scheme, which comprises a total of 65,000 square feet with two proposed dedicated car parks.

Associate director at Lambert Smith Hampton, Andrew France, told The Lincolnite that the retail park idea is not set in stone as it would be up to the buyer if they wanted to do that or something else on site, such as building flats.

He said: “This scheme (Kesteven Street Retail Park) may work here, but we are waiting for interest before any plans are submitted.

“We have been out to retailers already to discuss, but are waiting to get a tenant before anything happens on site.”

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