Lincolnshire Co-op has signed Doughnotts to its £70m redevelopment of The Cornhill Quarter. This follows in the wake of other successful signings, including énergie Fitness, Seasalt and The Botanist; all adding to the vibrant mix for Lincoln city centre.

Doughnotts will take 1,600 sq ft of space, and marks the opening of the handmade Doughnotts’ fourth branch, expanding the successful and unique business across the nation. The shop will be located on the Cornhill, as part of phase two of the redevelopment, delivering 23,000 sq ft of retail space as well as a bright, attractive walkway through to the multi-storey car park.

Wade Smith and Megan Scadden, founders of Doughnotts said:

“Lincoln is an incredible City with a massive history.  We are itching to open and add something new to Lincoln and be the first Doughnut company here énergie Fitness has also recently signed for the scheme which is set to open towards the end of the summer. It will occupy a space in Sincil Street on the first floor above Lakeland in close proximity to 200 Degrees coffee shop.

Tim Bradford, Managing Director at Banks Long & Co, said:

“The Cornhill Quarter continues to secure an array quality brands in line with our vision for a truly mixed use scheme. Doughnotts and énergie Fitness both bring a valuable offer to The Cornhill Quarter and the city centre of Lincoln. We are having some good discussions with other quality retail and leisure brands, and look forward to sharing more news on these as we move forward with the scheme.”

Ursula Lidbetter, Lincolnshire Co-op’s Chief Executive, commented:

“Doughnotts is a great new name to announce for The Cornhill Quarter and we are pleased the handmade doughnut brand has chosen Lincoln as it expands, which is testament to the success of this new destination. The Cornhill Quarter development is moving at pace, having announced more new brands for the scheme in the past few months including énergie Fitness and Seasalt”.

Darran Severn of FHP Property Consultants, said:

“This is the fourth store we have acquired for Doughnotts and Lincoln has been a target for the last twelve months.  Location is key, and The Cornhill Quarter benefits from some excellent brands that will work well alongside Doughnotts.”    

The Cornhill Quarter scheme is rejuvenating a significant area of Lincoln’s retail pitch encompassing Cornhill, Sincil Street and St Mary’s Street, through a sensitive combination of repair, refurbishment, extension and new development. The first phase of the scheme, The Corn Exchange building, has been carefully restored and completed in 2017.

Work is now reaching completion on the second phase of the redevelopment, and work has begun on the third phase of the scheme. This will see new units being built, including what will be the iconic Everyman Cinema with The Botanist taking space underneath.

The scheme is also home to an array of other brands including; Cosy Club, Moss Bros., Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Thomas Cook and Lakeland, all helping to create a revitalised city centre retail destination. Lincolnshire Co-op was represented by KLM Retail and Banks Long & Co and Dougnotts was represented by FHP Property Consultants.