The first residents of Lincoln’s premier residential and commercial development One The Brayford have moved in ahead of Christmas.
Thirteen of the 89 luxury apartments, which have been built by Lindum Construction and fitted out by LGG Projects, are now occupied with new owners keen to settle into their home before the big day.
One The Brayford is an exciting development and has involved the refurbishment and extension of the existing Mill House on Brayford Wharf North.
The stunning development offers contemporary city centre living with elevated views of the Brayford Pool and over the city to the south, and up to the Cathedral and Castle to the north.
72 per cent of the apartments have been snapped up since construction began on the development in August 2016. Further buyers are expected to move in to their new homes in February next year, when the internal fit out reaches completion.
Dominik Jackson, director of Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome our first residents to One the Brayford, especially at such an exciting time of year and are looking forward to welcoming more occupants in the new year.
“One the Brayford has now transitioned from an ambitious development to a place where people live and it’s fantastic to see people moving in and making One the Brayford their home.”
Once complete, the project will provide retail and office space in addition to the homes. Refurbishment has included new windows and doors; new flat roofing and external wall cladding together with a two-storey extension to the roof to form new duplex apartments.
New steel extensions were formed to the front of the building to provide a three-storey office area for Stem Architects; a two-storey retail and commercial area and an eight-storey extension for new apartments.
Increasing the height of the building by two floors also necessitated extending the lift shaft; installation of two fire-fighting lifts and extension of the multiple staircases.
Lindum has also undertaken the associated external works; provision of new service supplies, including a new substation; new drainage works and improvement of the highway pavements at the front of the building.
Simon Gregory, MD of Lindum Construction, said: “We are delighted to see the first people moving into these homes in time for Christmas.
“One the Brayford is a prestigious, exciting and complex project which has called on the knowledge, experience and commitment of our Construction teams."