5-7 Market Place

Client Name

West Lindsey District Council




23 Weeks



Project Overview

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Lindum refurbished of 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, to create three flats and a ground floor commercial unit.

The Grade II listed building, owned by West Lindsey District Council, was the former home of the Gainsborough Standard newspaper.

As part of the scheme, a new shop front was constructed and installed by Lindum’s joinery team to replicate original Georgian and Victorian façade.

The new shop front was constructed at Lindum Joinery’s workshop in Lincoln. It was made from traditional materials and follows a design by Latham Architects, which matches original designs researched from old photographs and pictures, including by Gainsborough artist Karl Wood.

The building has been part of Gainsborough’s Market Place since the early-18th Century. West Lindsey District Council bought it in 2016 with the restoration to form part of its wider town regeneration plan.

The building was brought back to full use as part of a wider programme of town centre renewal, which is being part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Levelling Up Fund and West Lindsey District Council.

The project was procured through SCAPE’s Regional Construction Framework.