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The Consultation

Our Proposal

As part of this next phase of The Cornhill Quarter Masterplan, it is proposed that land at City Square Centre is redeveloped to provide McCarthy Stone retirement accommodation.

Through consultation with the City Council, McCarthy Stone has developed proposals for land at Sincil Street and Waterside South. The site’s redevelopment will provide high quality specialist retirement accommodation, together with landscaping, indoor communal facilities, a sky lounge and on-site car parking.

A ground floor bistro will provide a vibrant street facing meeting place open to the public and our sky terrace, cinema room, wellness suite, gym and games room will create a lively social life for residents.

As part of the proposals, a retail unit will be incorporated into the ground floor frontage on the corner of Sincil Street and Waterside South, enhancing the commercial offering of The Cornhill Quarter.

Although care is not required by all residents, homeowners have peace of mind of knowing that help and support is on hand if needed. Residents can tailor the level of care they require to suit their personal circumstances and needs. A friendly social environment will provide safe and inclusive living for people of retirement age and above.

Our plans for a new, vibrant retirement community, providing choice for older people in the local area comprise:

  • A high-quality scheme featuring 109 specialist apartments, comprising 66 one-bedroom and 43 two-bedroom units. All available for private sale, part rent–part buy and rental options;
  • Communal facilities within the building including a sky lounge, cinema room, multi-use space, restaurant, gym, wellness suite, games room and mobility scooter storage with charging points;
  • Publicly accessible facilities within the development, enhancing the communal offering in The Cornhill Quarter;
  • Flexible care and support designed entirely around the needs and aspirations of our homeowners;
  • Provision of 59 on-site car parking spaces, including provision of disabled spaces and electric vehicle charging points;
  • Low levels of traffic generation and car ownership;
  • Ideal location in The Cornhill Quarter, a short walk from local shops, services and public transport connections;
  • Retail unit incorporated into the ground floor frontage on the corner of Sincil Street and Waterside South, enhancing the local commercial offering;
  • Support for the local economy through increased local spending;
  • Release of family-sized housing in the area back onto local markets as residents downsize to our apartments.

All estate management is provided in-house by McCarthy Stone.

Our proposal for The Cornhill Quarter presents a valuable opportunity to bring forward a specialist retirement community in Lincoln, meeting a local need for this type of accommodation whilst releasing family-sized homes back onto the local market.

Following the community consultation period, we will submit our plans to City of Lincoln Council as a full planning application.

Artist’s impression of McCarthy Stone’s proposal on the corner of Sincil Street and Waterside South




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