November 8, 2022 11.00 am This story is over 17 months old

White Stuff gets the keys to former Lincoln McDonald’s

The fashion retailer will move down the street

Fashion retailer White Stuff’s plans to move from its current Lincoln store into the former Cornhill McDonald’s have been given the go ahead.

The company’s applications for Listed Building Consent and the display of advertising at 13-14 Cornhill were approved by delegated decision by City of Lincoln Council officers on Monday.

The plans include the removal and alteration of stud walls, installation of flooring, lighting and other equipment and for display of signs from the premises front.

A design and access statement submitted to the council described the building as a “shell” following the separation and stripping out of modern additions made by McDonald’s during its former use.

Changes to the building will also include new staff toilets and facilities, along with new changing facilities.

The signage will be new and will follow the guidance in the Cornhill Quarter shopfront design guide, said the owners.

McDonald’s in Lincoln’s Cornhill. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

“The last use of the ground floor was retail food on the ground floor with ancillary on first floor,” said the applicant’s D&A statement.

“The building has been separated and stripped out of all these modern additions and is a shell.

“No additional change of use is required with this application.”

The store confirmed it was looking to take advantage of a bigger space earlier this year when Leeds-based company Luxury Leisure submitted two applications to City of Lincoln Council, asking for permission to change the High Street store into a gaming centre.

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