New flats to be built above bank in Lincoln City Centre

The flats will be above the Barclays Bank
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Former office space above Barclays along Lincoln High Street will be transformed into living accommodation. The site at 20 Cornhill is a two-storey building that operates as a Barclays bank on the ground floor, and the first floor currently sits vacant.

The first floor above the Barclays Bank at the Cornhill Quarter was formerly office space, but a recent change of use application to City of Lincoln Council will present a fresh opportunity for the site.

It will now be used as two separate flats after council planning officers granted approval for this change of use, meaning there will be two one-bedroom units above the bank.

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The ground floor will continue to operate as a bank, it has been confirmed. One of the flats will be suitable for just one person, and the other will have capacity for two people to live, offering views of the redeveloped Cornhill Quarter.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s £70 million redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter has seen the area refreshed and modernised with a series of new business units and open spaces for the public to roam and enjoy.

No external or internal structural alterations will be needed for this project, and all habitable rooms will have windows.

Previously, the first floor was used by local networking organisation The Business Club, which launched co-working opportunities within the space in 2022.

Approval was granted on the change of use on Monday, June 24, meaning work can proceed in converting the space into suitable living accommodation promptly.