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Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Leisure Scheme

The state-of-the-art £3.6 million leisure development in Grantham, Lincoln, held its ground-breaking ceremony. Once completed, the 20,000 sq ft site will house a five-screen, 650 seat cinema, operated by Savoy Cinemas, as well as two retail units. The development forms part of the wider regeneration of Grantham town centre and

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Lincoln gets £92m Boost to Transport Infrastructure

Transport bosses have given the green light to a £92m bypass between the A158 and A15 in Lincoln. Part-funded by the government, the Eastern Bypass is predicted to take two years to complete and, with a summer start date, should take infrastructure development right the way through to 2018. Lincolnshire

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Leisure Scheme

The state-of-the-art £3.6 million leisure development in Grantham, Lincoln, held its ground-breaking ceremony. Once completed, the 20,000 sq ft site will house a five-screen, 650 seat cinema, operated by Savoy Cinemas, as well as two retail units. The development forms part of the wider regeneration of Grantham town centre and will include the provision of improved public realm. “We are delighted to be working on this scheme; the project is an important part of the wider regeneration of Grantham, which is currently seeing significant investment to revitalise the town through a range of different schemes,” said Javeed Virk, director at Pick Everard, which acts as the quantity surveyor and NEC contract supervisor of the scheme. “We are very pleased to be involved in delivering this scheme that will bring brand new retail and leisure facilities to the town centre. Pick Everard is involved in delivering quantity surveying and overseeing the running of NEC contracts, ensuring that all parties work together to deliver the project on time and on budget. This is something we have a great deal of expertise and experience in, and we look forward to taking this exciting project to completion,” Javeed added. The project has been procured via the Scape Regional Construction framework, with construction company G F Tomlinson delivering the build. “It’s exciting to see our partners delivering such a state-of-the-art project in the midst of the regeneration plans in Grantham. Scape’s commitment to delivering social value through our Regional Construction framework will ensure the local economy feels the benefits throughout the project’s lifetime and beyond,” commented Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure. “By engaging the local supply chain, the scheme will create important local employment and training opportunities, and once complete the whole community will benefit from the improved public realm. I look forward to seeing the project progress over the coming months,” she continued. Work on the public realm and building shell are due to be completed by Christmas 2018 to allow interior fit-out work to take place. It is expected that the development will open to the public next Easter.

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Lincoln gets £92m Boost to Transport Infrastructure

Transport bosses have given the green light to a £92m bypass between the A158 and A15 in Lincoln. Part-funded by the government, the Eastern Bypass is predicted to take two years to complete and, with a summer start date, should take infrastructure development right the way through to 2018. Lincolnshire County Council is tasked with sourcing contractors for the project. At sign-off, the development of the land for either housing or industry could create jobs for around 30,000 local residents in the next 15 years. The project, which will see the two A roads connected, has been a long time in the making. It was finally granted permission after two safety inquiries and a review of a planning inspector’s report carried out by the Department for Transport. The five-mile, single carriageway itself has also been redesigned and, at completion, is hoped to reduce congestion in Lincoln by around 26%. Commenting on newly-granted permission, Richard Davies, Councillor for Lincolnshire County Council enthused: “I am very pleased with the outcome of this inquiry. I am glad that the inspector saw that the bypass is a vital component in our plans to create a fit-for-purpose highways infrastructure for the needs of an expanding Lincoln. Hopefully we can now progress with this long-awaited bypass without any further needless expense or delay.” Talk of further investment in Lincoln’s transport infrastructure is now widespread and residents, businesses and planners are all hopeful of future development. Previous plans for a circular around the city, for instance, are hoped to revived at the success of the Eastern Bypass.

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