July 16, 2019 4.36 pm This story is over 52 months old

Watch demolition of old St Mary’s street shops

They have been in Lincoln since the 19th century

Three 19th century shops on St Mary’s Street have now been demolished.

Construction workers levelled part of the buildings on Monday evening to make way for new shops, flats, and an access road.

People watched on as workers put up screens before the bulldozers moved in and started with the roof.

Local YouTuber Bennies Britain managed to film the start of the demolition and sent the video to The Lincolnite.

Lincolnshire Co-Operative received planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council as part of the Cornhill redevelopment in May.

In documents submitted to the council, the Co-op described the shops as “in a poor state of repair and, arguably, out of scale with their much taller neighbour.”

A new access road to the left of the buildings will provide entrance to the Queen’s Hotel Yard, behind St Mary’s Street.