New gym lined up for Lincoln’s Cornhill

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A new gym is lined up for Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter after plans have been given the go ahead by the city council.

Proposals by the Lincolnshire Co-Op will see the new facility located at 31 Sincil Street (next to the new Lakeland).

It comes as the City of Lincoln Council approved plans to change the use of the first floor of the building in order to create a gym.

The proposal will also include a ground floor entrance to the new facility.

Developers said in plans that there had been interest from “gym and leisure operators” for the first floor of the building.

No details have been given about the interested operators.

Work will start in the area for the new Everyman cinema in early 2019, while The Botanist also signed to open a cocktail bar in the same building in 2020.

The move comes as part of a £70 million regeneration of the Cornhill Quarter, which is expected to see a new cinema and shops built.

Around 30,000 m² of retail space will be created as part of the ongoing refurbishment and a new 1,000 space car park.

Last week, further plans were approved to refurbish Cornhill Pavements and build a new public square.

The proposal will see the area resurfaced, fitted with new seating space and lighting after developers said the area “lacked identity”.

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