Following completion of the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange building, Lincolnshire Co-op is pleased to confirm that independent boutique ‘Everyman Cinema’, is set to join the stellar line up in The Cornhill Quarter. This follows news that work has started on site on the second phase of the £70 million Cornhill Quarter redevelopment, which will create 23,000 sq ft of retail space, as well as a bright, attractive walkway through to the recently opened 1,000 space multi-storey car park.
The cinema is the fourth brand to be announced for the planned redevelopment of this city centre retail destination and will sit alongside previously announced names, Cosy Club, Moss Bros and Flying Tiger Copenhagen.
The 4 screen Everyman Cinema will be located opposite the Corn Exchange building, facing onto Exchange Square, which will be a major meeting place containing seating and new stores. The new building will animate this historic setting with a dramatic three-storey glazed façade, and a roof terrace bar and restaurant with views of the cathedral.
Everyman is well-known for taking an innovative lifestyle approach to their cinemas. From discerning bar spaces serving a great selection of wines and hand rolled pizzas to comfy sofa seating and a broad range of films and live broadcast events. There will also be a private screening lounge available to hire.
The Cornhill Quarter scheme will rejuvenate a significant area of Lincoln’s retail pitch encompassing Cornhill, Sincil Street and St Mary’s Street, through a sensitive combination of repair, refurbishment, extension and new development.
The Corn Exchange building, the first phase of the scheme, has undergone careful restoration work and completed in October 2017. Thomas Cook will be relocating to the Corn Exchange shortly.
Ursula Lidbetter, Lincolnshire Co-op’s Chief Executive, commented:
“This is an important step towards our vision to deliver an exciting range of shops and restaurants suitable for the local catchment and wider region. Everyman Cinema will further enhance our vibrant city centre and contribute to an enhanced night time economy. With The Cornhill Quarter at its heart, we are confident Lincoln will attract even more visitors from the surrounding area, nationwide and internationally.”
Tim Bradford, Managing Director at Banks Long & Co, said:
“We have a great array of new, quality brands signed up for The Cornhill Quarter which has been further enhanced by the signing of Everyman Cinema. Lincoln is a prime location for retailers, attracting around 3.7 million tourists a year from both the UK and internationally with an available spend of £984.5 million. We have negotiations ongoing with other exciting retail and restaurant brands which we hope to announce over the coming months.”
Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman Cinemas, added:
“We’re looking forward to coming to Lincoln. It is such a vibrant city with an incredible heritage and we are proud to become a part of The Cornhill Quarter. Our cinema offer is all about delivering a great night out, with a broad range of quality films and events, combined with our discerning bar and social spaces, we believe that Everyman Cinemas will complement this scheme perfectly."