Work is set to begin on Phase 2 of the Lincoln Cornhill paving works this month following confirmation that City of Lincoln Council has been allocated £1 million of Town Deal Accelerated Funding.
Works on the second phase of the Lincoln Cornhill public realm, set to begin on Monday January 11, follow Phase 1 which saw the demolition of the former tourist information kiosk, tree retention and reinstatement works, and are expected to be completed by Summer 2021.
Cornhill Phase 2 will significantly upgrade the existing paving and include street furniture and associated drainage works to the quality standard of the recently refurbished Cornhill pavement immediately to the east and improve connectivity between the Transport Hub, regenerated Cornhill Quarter and the High Street.
Maria Clayton, Capital Projects Manager for the City of Lincoln Council’s said: “Upgrading the space will provide a flexible, high quality environment which can be fully utilised for events, performances, outdoor trading, markets and pavement cafés as well as provide an attractive place to sit and dwell.”
Throughout construction works, the council’s main contractor, Lindum Construction will ensure that vehicular and pedestrian access around Cornhill Square will be maintained at all times for local businesses and the public.
Cllr Ric Metcalfe, Leader at City of Lincoln Council said: “This work marks an exciting chapter in the ongoing redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter, sparked by the development of the Lincoln Transport Hub and the Cornhill Redevelopment Project led by Lincolnshire Co-operative.
“This is good news for the city and I look forward to seeing works progress in this highly popular area.”
Managing the project is Lindum contracts manager Mark Leason, who said: “For the last few years we’ve been working with Lincolnshire Co-op to regenerate the Corn Exchange and Sincil Street.
“We are delighted to now be working with the council to update the public realm, which forms a gateway from the High Street to the Cornhill Quarter.
“Once complete, this project will refresh the area and will blend in with the walkways through to Exchange Square.
“Pedestrian access to all shops will be maintained throughout, although traffic will be unable to access the area while the work is in process.”