Iconic Lincoln building shortlisted for conservation award

The iconic Lincoln Corn Exchange building has been shortlisted for an accolade at the Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) East Midands’ Awards.

Banks Long & Co’s entry of the corn exchange has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation category of the regional award.

The revamp of Lincoln’s Corn Exchange has cost almost £3 million and has already won a local heritage award.

Banks Long & Co Managing Director Tim Bradford said: “It was a real thrill when the Corn Exchange, which forms an eyecatching focal point in the continuing phased £70 million regeneration of the city’s Cornhill Quarter, won an award earlier this month.

“Space in the Corn Exchange has already attracted a mix of impressive tenants, including Moss Bros, Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Thomas Cook.

“They have been joined by the restaurant chain The Cosy Club, which opened last week in the upper floor of the building.

“Phase two of the Cornhill Quarter project will see the creation of further retail and restaurant space. Excitingly, Everyman Cinema has also committed to bring its name to the city.”

Competition judges will be visiting Lincoln on March 6 to find out more about the project, with award winners being announced at a celebratory dinner at the Nottingham Belfry on May 3.