We are excited to announce that our £12 million redevelopment of the Corn Exchange building in Lincoln has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) East Midlands' Awards. This news follows our exciting win earlier this month when the Corn Exchange scooped the Heritage Category Award in the Greater Lincolnshire Property & Construction Awards.
The Corn Exchange forms an eyecatching focal point in the continuing phased £70 million regeneration of the city's Cornhill Quarter. Competition judges will be visiting Lincoln on Tuesday 6 March to find out more about why this project is so special, with award winners being announced at a celebratory dinner at the Notts Belfry on Thursday 3 May.
Local construction company Lindum, which completed the redevelopment work at the Corn Exchange on behalf of Lincolnshire Co-op, undertook interior modifications, installed new stairwells and lifts to the first floor, as well as new structural flooring. Specialist cleaning and careful restoration work to the exterior walls and ornate brickwork was also undertaken as part of the building's renovation.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Moss Bros., and Thomas Cook have all taken space in the Corn Exchange building, while Cosy Club opened its doors on Tuesday 13 February. Cosy Club has proved an incredibly popular choice locally, with the operator receiving great feedback in the past few weeks.
Phase two of The Cornhill Quarter project will see the creation of further retail and restaurant space, and excitingly, Everyman Cinema has also committed to bring its name to the city.
The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.