The Nomad Centre

Client Name

YMCA Lincolnshire




26 Weeks



Project Overview

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Lindum built a new £1.6 million night shelter for the YMCA in Lincoln city centre.

Construction of the Nomad Centre, in St Rumbold’s Street, involved us building 20 en-suite bedrooms, two move-on accommodation rooms, a kitchen and a day centre.

It was created by redeveloping an old dance, gym and training studio. A  new extension was also added.

The accommodation opened in November 2019 and replaced an old night shelter on Monks Road. It supports those without homes, those forced to sleep rough, those with complex difficult backgrounds and those who have suffered from abuse, addiction or have fallen on hard times.

Lindum worked closely with the YMCA Lincolnshire to ensure that the programme completion date was met so it was ready in time for the charity’s 150th birthday.  Our site team held regular meetings with the client and provided updates and tours as the work progressed.

The £1.6 million project was  funded largely through donations and support from the community. Support came from a wide range of partners including from Homes England, which donated over £700,000 to the project.

The project cemented a 30-year partnership between YMCA and Lindum – we actually constructed the building which was adapted in 1989. To mark the anniversary,  the team assembled to recreate a photo taken on site 30 years ago. Many of those pictured then were involved in the new development!