Towns Fund Projects

4. Central Market

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City of Lincoln Council

Project Description

This project will restore and repurpose the Grade II listed Central Market Building within Lincoln City Centre to create a modern and diversified market offer, combining retail, food, leisure and technology. The scheme will create an ‘anchor destination’ with the Cornhill Quarter, which is emerging as a prime leisure and retail area, directly served by the City’s multi-modal Transport Hub.

Project Rationale

  • Responds to need identified by private sector and community to invest in the market building to stem decline, restore vitality and diversify the offer to build a sustainable trading venue
  • Responds to need to support recovery of High Street through creation of an enhanced attraction and anchor
  • Capitalises on the opportunities linked with food and the visitor economy, enables the diversification of the space to include higher value, local produce