Investing in the community
At Lincolnshire Co-op we try to enhance the communities where our members live and work.
Property development can help to bring land and buildings back into use and create attractive neighbourhoods. When developing properties we always try to use local firms wherever possible, and when completed our developments provide space for businesses, which themselves employ local people. Here are some of the properties we've already built, improved or redeveloped.
We refurbished a tired 1970s office property in central Lincoln, adding an additional floor and a new ground floor reception area to provide four high quality suites of modern office accommodation. The development was shortlisted for an award in the RIBA East Midlands Awards for Architecture.
In Boston we bought a prominent but neglected listed building on South Square. We transformed it into a funeral home to serve Boston's expanding community and won a Civic Pride award for the sensitive renovation.
We developed the Carlton Centre, in north Lincoln, on the site of a closed dairy. It is now one of Lincoln's major retail parks, accommodating a range of national retailers, as well as smaller local businesses, healthcare and community facilities that serve the surrounding residential development, delivered by working with a development partner and local landowners.
At Bracebridge Heath near Lincoln we developed a new surgery to serve the growing population.
In Boston we carried out a major surgery extension and refurbishment, to provide enhanced facilities incorporating an improved pharmacy.