City of Lincoln Council contractor Lindum has now set up its site welfare on City Square and hoarding has gone up around City Square and the Lincoln Central Market building.
Works are progressing well on site, and since works commenced on 25 April Lindum has now:
- Completed service disconnections and diversions
- Began to strip out the internal of the market hall, including the market stalls and flooring
- Removed stonework to two of the stone arches and are progressing with the opening up of more stone arches as the construction works progress. This will then see full height glazing inserted into the arches to provide more visibility and light into the market hall which will feel more welcoming to customers
- Commenced demolition works of the ‘butchers’ corridor’ to enable the construction of a new restaurant which will accessed from Sincil Street
Maria Clayton, Capital Projects Manager for the City of Lincoln Council said: “The vision has been to design a building of destination; an attractive and modern retailing and leisure space, offering a mix of stalls and delivering a place where people want to visit and dwell rather than simply pass by en route to the High Street or the Transport links in the city.
“A successful Market will provide opportunities to support and nurture local business, creating jobs and opportunities for the local community and also provide opportunities to showcase local produce.”
Please note: Wilko, located at Waterside South, will remain open for business throughout the works.