February 24, 2020 11.17 am This story is over 19 months old

Work starts to bring new council houses to Lincoln St Giles

They need to demolish Markham House in St Giles to make way for the project

Demolition work has started at a former community building in St Giles in Lincoln to make way for new council housing.

Diggers are now on-site at Markham House at Swift Gardens to clear a path for five new two-bed homes.

Planning was granted to the City of Lincoln Council in 2019 for the demolition of Markham House and the new homes will be ready by July 2020.

The terraced housing will have plenty of insulation to reduce energy bills, as well as electric car charging points and wider doorways for wheelchair access.

Councillors with the Lindum building team. Photo: Steve Smailes

Lindum is working on the project and said it will take 28 weeks to complete.

The leader of the City of Lincoln Council Ric Metcalfe said: “This highlights our commitment as a council to ensuring quality housing within the city.

“This project will bring five much-needed homes to families in the local area and I very much looking forward to seeing the site develop.”

Work has started at Markham House. Photo: Steve Smailes

Councillor Donald Nannestad added: “Demand for council housing is increasing, particularly for family accommodation.

“So keeping on top of that demand for our residents is an absolute priority.”

Each house will be allocated in line with the council’s allocations policy.

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