The £12 million refurbishment of the iconic, Grade II listed Corn Exchange building, situated within the heart of the City’s retail area, was carried out as part of the first phase of the major £70 million redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter.
Steeped in history, the Corn Exchange dates back to 1879 and has a long tradition as a trading location, from its original market hall roots to its more recent use as department store and retail units.
The reconfiguration of the site included demolition works and a new extension to the original building in order to create the larger, modern retail units totalling circa 25,500 square feet providing premises for five companies which include Cosy Club, Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Moss Bros.
Located within a busy, pedestrianised, retail area of the City Centre careful planning and management were essential throughout the project to ensure safe access and the meticulous works involved to be carried out.
The impressive, transformation of the Corn Exchange building won ‘Heritage Project of the Year’ at the Greater Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2018 and has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands Awards.