September 16, 2020 2.27 pm This story is over 43 months old

Lincoln Cornhill kiosk demolished

An open public square incoming

By Local Democracy Reporter

The kiosk at Speaker’s Corner on Lincoln High Street has now been demolished by the city council.

Removal work began on Monday, with the area being fenced off from the public before the building could be knocked down.

Plans to demolish the kiosk were first approved by the council in March 2019, with leaders saying it will see the Cornhill “become a more appropriate space for events.”

The job is due to be finished, with the area totally cleared out, by the end of November/beginning of December.

How the kiosk looked before coming down. Photo: The Lincolnite

How the area looks now. Photo: The Lincolnite

The council aims to create a larger public space in place of the kiosk, with the hope that it can be used flexibly for events as well as casual seating.

The postbox will also be moved nearby.

The area could be used for more public events moving forward. Illustration: CoLC

New seating areas will be designed around the existing London Plane tree, which will remain in place.

Should the council be given the funding necessary for this plan, it is hoped that the project can begin in early 2021.

The plan is to have an open square for events and relaxing. Illustration: CoLC