One the Brayford have been attempting to secure a commercial tenant for the ground floor of their complex situated at the start of Brayford pool for a number of years.
Following a change in planning permission from a restaurant to a shop back in December 2019, Tescos saw an opportunity and have confirmed they have taken on the space for an initial lease of 10 years and will be creating a Tesco Express store.
The news has split opinion between those delighted to see the vacant space finally becoming utilised and those concerned its not in-keeping with the vision of the Brayford.
Carholme Ward Councillor Laura McWilliams welcomed the additional jobs to her ward but said, “Do I feel like we need another convenience store? Probably I think needs are quite well met when the Sainsbury’s is just across the road.”
But Simon Grace, from J&J Developments and One The Brayford Director, said: “It’s great to see Tesco commit to the development.
“The location is prime, opposite the university campus, a short walk to Lincoln’s main High Street and close to leading national chains such as Wagamama, Nando’s and Ask.
CityX spoke to one of the residents of One the Brayford who didn’t wish to be named, but they were positive about addition to the building,
“A Lincolnshire Co-op would’ve been better as a local business, but it will be really convenient and pleased to see the space getting used.”