Works on the demolition of the Cornhill Kiosk are due to start later this month.
The works, which will mark the first phase of the City of Lincoln Council’s City Centre Vibrancy Programme, will open up Cornhill Square creating an effective public space.
Work is set to begin on 14 September and it is anticipated the project will be complete by the end of November/beginning of December, with demolition itself taking two days.
As part of the works, the London Plane tree situated near the kiosk will remain, and will see the introduction of new seating surrounding the tree.
The council is also currently seeking funds to support the delivery of public realm improvements to the wider Cornhill Square.
If funds can be secured, it is hoped that works can proceed in early 2021.
The aim is to create a high quality space that can be used flexibly for events, performance and activities as well as for casual seating.
Maria Clayton, Capital Projects Manager at City of Lincoln Council said: “City of Lincoln Council has worked closely with Lincolnshire County Council, owners of the existing London Plane tree, in the design of a new seating will be constructed around the tree proving a stopping point for rest, a place to wait and meet others or simply a place to sit and take in the scenery.
“As part of these works, the two post boxes currently next to the tree will be permanently relocated a short distance away on the High Street outside Barclays Bank.”
Richard Littlewood, Arboricultural Officer at Lincolnshire County Council added: “The county council has worked closely with its partner, City of Lincoln Council, to ensure the London Plane tree is not unduly impacted by the work to improve the Cornhill area.
“We look forward to this latest phase of work starting and we are sure that the residents of Lincoln will welcome this great new addition to the city centre.”