ST MARKS GETS GREEN LIGHT

Standard Life Investments’ proposed £150 million redevelopment of St Marks received outline
planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday 21 June. 

The original planning application was submitted in February, following a successful public consultation in November 2016 when nearly 90% of people who provided feedback said they welcomed the development. 

Standard Life Investments will now be able to progress plans to create a more comprehensive and cohesive mixed-use scheme to complement Lincoln’s existing shopping offer and improve the links to the High Street and the University. The proposals include enhanced retail, new leisure space, better public realm, improved car parking, and a combination of student and residential accommodation. The consent provides for: 

  • up to 485,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure
  • up to 150 new residential units
  • up to 1,100 new student residences
  • a hotel of up to 130 rooms
  • a car park of up to 1,100 spaces

The scheme has the potential to generate up to 2,000 new jobs in Lincoln. 

David Stewart of Standard Life Investments commented: “This is a tremendous outcome and we’re thrilled that the council supports our vision for St Marks. Their decision reinforces our conviction that the proposed scheme will be a major boost for Lincoln. It’s a significant investment that we’re confident will improve the gateway to the city centre.” 

The next steps for the project will include developing detailed designs and a timeline for delivery. Once these and other key milestones have been achieved, work could potentially begin in 2020 with the full scheme being completed by the end of 2023 or early 2024. 

Full details of the project are available on the dedicated project website – 
www.stmarksconsultation.com

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Enquiries: 

Justin St Clair-Charles, firstlight PR, +44 (0) 20 3617 7233; sliteam@firstlightpr.com
Keir Bosley, firstlight PR, +44 (0) 20 3434 3859; sliteam@firstlightpr.com 
 

ST MARKS PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL

A planning application for the proposed development of St Marks has been submitted to Lincoln City Council by owner, Standard Life Investments.

The proposed development will create a more comprehensive and cohesive mixed-use scheme at St Marks to complement Lincoln’s existing retail offer and improve the links to the High Street and the University.  The proposals include an enhanced retail offer, new leisure space and enhanced and increased public realm, improved car parking, and a combination of student and residential accommodation.  The key changes will include the provision of:

·         up to 485,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure

·         up to 150 new residential units

·         up to 1,100 new student residences

·         a hotel of up to 130 rooms

·         a car park of up to 1,100 spaces

The application includes the west side of the Retail Park where Toys ‘R’ Us and Homebase are currently located, as well as the partial reconfiguration of the east side of St Marks.

Last November’s public consultation received overwhelming local support with nearly 90% of people who provided feedback on the proposals saying they welcomed the development.

David Stewart of Standard Life Investments commented: “We’re confident that our proposals have the potential to significantly enhance this important gateway to the city centre by attracting new retailers, creating new investment and housing, and generating between 1,400 and 2,000 new jobs in Lincoln.  We’re very encouraged by the positive reaction we’ve received to date from local people.”

If planning permission is granted and other key milestones are achieved, work could begin in 2020 with the entire project potentially being completed by the end of 2023 or early 2024.

Full details of the project are available on the dedicated project website ­– www.stmarksconsultation.com.

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Enquiries:

Justin St Clair-Charles, firstlight PR, +44 (0) 20 3617 7233; sliteam@firstlightpr.com

Keir Bosley, firstlight PR, +44 (0) 20 3434 3859; sliteam@firstlightpr.com

ST MARKS LAUNCHES PLANS FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT

Plans for the extensive development and improvement of St Marks are to be unveiled to the public in November. The mixed-use development has the potential to generate between 1,400 and 2,000 new jobs in Lincoln, as well as attracting new retailers to the city.  It will also create new private and affordable housing and retail space. 

Following discussions with the local planning authority, a public consultation including specific meetings with key groups such as the University and Historic England will be held during October and November, before a formal planning application is submitted to Lincoln City Council in late autumn.

Standard Life Investments, owner of St Marks since 2003, has prepared proposals for the comprehensive development of the Retail Park on the west side, which is currently occupied by Toys ‘R’ Us and Homebase amongst others.  The proposals also include the partial reconfiguration and extension to the east side of St Marks, which currently houses Debenhams, Mothercare and Argos.

The proposed development will create a more comprehensive and cohesive mixed-use scheme at St Marks to complement Lincoln’s existing retail offer and improve the links to the High Street and the University.  It will provide additional retail and leisure space, new public spaces, improved car parking and a combination of student and private accommodation.  Key changes will include the provision of:

·         up to 485,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure

·         up to 150 new residential units

·         up to 1,100 new student residences

·         a hotel of up to 130 rooms

·         a car park of up to 1,100 spaces

Between 10am and 5pm on Friday 4 November Lincoln citizens will be able to view detailed plans and feedback on the proposals at a public consultation event in the entrance to St Marks at 152 High Street.    Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions.

A dedicated project website ­– www.stmarksconsultation.com – provides the chance to contribute ongoing feedback and will contain full details of the proposals after the public consultation event.

David Stewart of Standard Life Investments commented: “St Marks is a prominent site and the gateway to the city centre. The proposed development offers the opportunity to significantly improve the look and feel of this gateway as well as injecting substantial investment into the city, including new employment opportunities.”

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