Banks Long & Co are project managing the scheme and Director, Simon Bridge, who has taken charge of the first phase said :
“Working with Listed Victorian landmark buildings always throws up challenges but we have worked well with the contractors, Lindum, and the City of Lincoln Council planning and conservation departments to keep the project on track. All the stonework has been repaired and cleaned, brickwork repointed and the entire building given a sympathetic make-over. Over the next month the building will be transformed with the installation of full height arched windows at first floor and the new shop fronts”
Completion of the first phase is scheduled for the end of June. Cosy Club, Flying Tiger and Moss Bros will then take possession of their space and after their quality fit outs, it is expected that they will open for business in September/October. In tandem with the completion of the building works, a large area of new paving is being laid from McDonalds to Sincil Street.
Simon Bridge said :
“The paving works are the first phase of a comprehensive scheme to totally upgrade the public areas around Cornhill, Cornhill Pavements and Sincil Street. Our client, Lincolnshire Co-op has commissioned specialist urban landscaping architects to design this element of the scheme and the materials to be used are absolute top quality Yorkstone and granite. We appreciate that whilst these works are being undertaken there will be some disruption and we would like to thank all the surrounding traders for their patience. It will not be for long and the finished product will be well worth the wait”