Work progresses on Phase Three of Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter development

As part of Phase Three of the Cornhill Quarter development, the new three-storey glass-fronted Everyman Cinema is set to open early 2020. With this in mind, CityX took a look at the work so far.

With the Cornhill Quarter restoration project in full swing, the new independent boutique cinema and roof terrace will sit alongside already successful retailers such as Moss Bros and Flying Tiger.

The Everyman Cinema within the Phase Three development will feature comfy sofa seating, a private screening lounge available to hire, and a bar selling wines and hand-rolled pizzas.

Ursula Lidbetter, CEO of Lincolnshire Cooperative – the company behind the plans, previously stated: “The new building will animate this historic setting with a dramatic three-storey glazed facade and a roof terrace bar with views of the Cathedral.”

Following phase one and two of the £70 million redevelopment on the Cornhill Quarter, which saw a complete renovation of the Grade II listed Cornhill Exchange building and the restoration of shop units in Sincil Street, phase three hopes to add to the vibrancy that the Cornhill newly offers.

Ursula continued: “The Everyman Cinema will further enhance our vibrant city centre.”

In addition to the cinema, the new building offers a shopping experience for visitors, with 2,700 sq ft of retail space.

The Botanist cocktail bar will also be in the third phase of The Cornhill Quarter development, sitting opposite the recently refurbished Corn Exchange.

It will transform the space alongside Everyman Cinema into a botanical haven and offer an experience like no other.

According to Lindum, the business behind the build, work is on target for the new phase to open in early 2020.

Mark Leason, Lindum Contracts Manager, told CityX: “The cinema will feature an impressive glazed frontage and the glazing contractor has now started working on site.

“Over the next two, three weeks, the building will begin to look very different, anyone walking past will really see it starting to come together.

“The rest of the building is progressing well and we are now in the final stages of laying the roof, the internal works are progressing too and the walls are starting to take shape.

“We are on target to handover in time for the fit-out to be completed in early 2020.”