Work on the eagerly awaited new M&S Foodhall on Tritton Road in Lincoln is now underway by Lindum Construction as concrete started to be poured into the foundations today .
The new two-storey, 11,000 sq. ft. unit at the rear of Moorland Centre Retail Park will be an M&S Foodhall and Café, built to complement the existing High Street M&S store.
Moorland Centre Retail Park already benefits from fast food restaurants, a supermarket and home and clothing stores, along with parking for over 270 vehicles.
Lincolnshire Co-op, which owns the new M&S site, submitted the planning application alongside agents Banks Long & Co. The application was approved by the City of Lincoln Council in August last year. Work started on 6 March 2017 and is on schedule to be handed over to be fitted out at the end of September in time for opening before Christmas.
Rob Morray, Head of Property Planning at M&S said: “We are really looking forward to opening a new Foodhall in Lincoln later this year to complement our existing offer in the city centre and provide customers with the very best of M&S food, as well as outstanding customer service.”
Tim Bradford, Managing Director of Banks Long & Co said: “Bringing an M&S Foodhall to Lincoln will provide shoppers with an additional choice in the south of the city and give them yet another reason to visit the retail park, helping to boost trade.”
Simon Gregory, MD of Lindum Construction said “It is always good to see a high profile national brand like M&S investing in Lincoln and employing a local construction company to carry out the work. By using Lindum it ensures that the benefits to the local economy are maximised as our employees, along with the sub-contractors and suppliers we use, are all from this area.”
Photo above shows the concrete pour taking place with (from left to right) Lindum Groundworkers Tom Winter and Roy Brown watched by Mike Glynn, Lindum Construction Manager; Joe Strong, Lindum Site Manager; Simon Bridge, Director of Banks Long & Co; Lizzie Shepherd, Lindum QS; Katie Freeman, Lindum Buyer; Alex Stanton, Lindum Technical Trainee and Neil Coote, Lindum Business Development Manager