Work starts on new business units in Hykeham

Groundworks are underway on a new £2.2 million development for start-up and growing businesses at an industrial park in North Hykeham.

Following delays due to coronavirus, the first spades were recently put in the ground at Discovery Court, a new space formed from a 1.25 acre portion of Discovery Park which will include 15 commercial units.

The units will range in size from 750 to 2,750 square feet and will be split across three blocks. They will be arranged in a courtyard style around a central access road, with a total of 29 parking spaces available.

The units will range in size from 750 to 2,750 square feet and will be split across three blocks

North Kesteven District Council backed the scheme last year which will see the development built on Discovery Park, Whisby Road.

The site was acquired by the council from Lindum in March as part of a design and build contract. Once complete it will be owned by the council.

The scheme will create 15 new business units.

A socially distanced sod-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, June 25. It is now hoped that the units will be on track for a spring 2021 competition.

Council leader Richard Wright said:  “It’s exciting to be breaking ground with Lindum in preparation to build these units and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will bring in the LN6 area and more widely.

The units will be arranged in a courtyard style around a central access road.

Banks Long and Co is the marketing agent for the wider Discovery Park development. Director William Wall said the firm is confident there will be a waiting list of occupiers keen to secure units when ready.

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