The City of Lincoln Council will use the £1 million advance it got as part of the government’s Town Deal to regenerate the area where the Cornhill kiosk used to be.
The kiosk on Speaker’s Corner in Lincoln was demolished in mid-September, with the area due to reopen after works are completed in November.
Now, the council will use government funding to upgrade the paving and street furniture of the Cornhill area of Lincoln, also improving connectivity between Transport Hub, the Cornhill Quarter and the High Street.
With this upgrade, it is hoped that the space can be used for events, performances and markets, as well as being a new place to sit and take in the sights.
Cllr Ric Metcalfe, leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “This is good news for the city and I look forward to seeing works progress in this highly popular area.
“The works will form part of a wider programme of schemes within Lincoln’s Town Deal programme to support the recovery and vibrancy of the city centre.”
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said: “This is fantastic news for Lincoln, and I am pleased to see that colleagues in government are backing our local High Street with this significant investment.
“The Cornhill is at the heart of our High Street and these improvements will complement the already significant investment that the Cornhill area has recently received.
“Of course, the Towns Fund investment shouldn’t finish with this. I hope to see further investment in our transport infrastructure and other enhancements to reinforce Lincoln as a fantastic place to live, work, study and visit.”
This is the next stage of development in the Cornhill area, after the huge refurbishment of the Cornhill Quarter in the first phase, welcoming businesses such as The Botanist, Everyman Cinema and Phase Eight to the area.