City of Lincoln Council has approved the second phase of the £70 million Cornhill Quarter development in the heart of Lincoln.
The building is opposite the Corn Exchange building, facing onto Exchange Square, and will be home to Everyman Cinema and 27,000 sq ft of retail space for the city. It will animate this historic setting with a dramatic two-storey glazed façade restaurant, and a roof terrace bar and restaurant with views of the Cathedral.
Ursula Lidbetter, CEO of Lincolnshire Co-op, said: "Having worked closely with local stakeholders, we have developed a vision for the Cornhill Quarter that complements Lincoln City Centre. 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 consent for our proposals ensures the next stage of this exciting redevelopment can become a reality - bringing great new names to Lincoln."
The Corn Exchange building, the first phase of the scheme, has undergone careful restoration work and completed in October 2017. It is home to Cosy Club, Moss Bros., Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Thomas Cook. The next phase providing 4 new units totaling 21,000 sq ft is currently on site and due for completion before Christmas 2018.