GBM Demolition has officially been appointed by West Lindsey District Council to lead the demolition of the former Lindsey Centre in Gainsborough.
Work has begun and will enable the build of a new four-screen cinema, restaurant and commercial units as part of the ‘Thriving Gainsborough’ programme of work.
The project is part of a number of ongoing Council investment programmes, which aim to develop the district’s towns and rural communities.
West Lindsey Council leader Owen Bierley said: “The demolition of the former Lindsey Centre is a focal point of our plans to create a ‘Thriving Gainsborough’. The redevelopment of this key town centre site will not only enable the delivery of the cinema, but also connect Marshall’s Yard with the historic Market Place via a new walkway.
“It is a very exciting time for the town as there is a hub of regeneration activity taking place. Therefore, we really look forward to working with GBM Demolition as they join us in our ambitious plans to bring a real, sustainable change to the town.”
This project forms part of the Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate the wider town centre area, which is undergoing a significant investment thanks to Council’s £18 million Levelling up Programme.
Adrian Corrigan, divisional director for GBM Demolition, said: “We’re very pleased to be involved with this demolition project, which is local to us and enables employees and supply chain partners from the locality to carry out and benefit from the works. We think the development of the cinema will be of great benefit to the area, and it’s exciting to be able to play a key role in the improvement of lovely Lincolnshire towns such as Gainsborough.”
The building, previously Oldrids Department Store, is expected to be finished at Easter.
West Lindsey District Council’s Director of Planning and Regeneration, Sally Grindrod Smith, said: “As we end 2022 and move into 2023, there are huge and positive changes ahead for Gainsborough Town Centre. We are working hard to deliver a market place that is at the heart of our town, with spaces and activities for people to spend their leisure time, meet family and friends and enjoy our traditional street market in a special historic environment.”