Date Published: 01 July 2020
Preparatory groundworks are now underway for a scheme to create 15 new business units in North Hykeham following delays due to coronavirus.
The first spades are in the ground at Discovery Court, a new space for start-up and growing businesses formed from a 1.25 acre portion of Discovery Park.
The site was acquired in March by North Kesteven District Council from Lindum as part of a design and build contract, and once complete will be owned by the Council.
Coronavirus delayed the original timescales set out, however with Lindum’s construction teams now breaking ground it’s hoped that the units will be on track for a spring 2021 completion.
A socially distanced sod-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday 25th June.
While lockdown due to the pandemic has slowed the economy, Leader of North Kesteven District Council, Councillor Richard Wright said the scheme is a mark of confidence in the District and local businesses.
“It’s exciting to be breaking ground with Lindum in preparation to build these units and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will bring in the LN6 area and more widely,” he said.
“The scheme is a reminder that our District is still a flourishing one, and despite all the challenges coronavirus has thrown our way it remains a great place to live and work.
“Discovery Court is not only be a boost for our local economy, but also shows confidence in our communities and the continued growth of North Kesteven.”
Lindum Development manager Matthew Carter said the units on Discovery Court will range in size from 750 to 2,750 sq ft.
“They will be split across three blocks and arranged in a courtyard style around a central access road. A total of 29 parking spaces will be available,” he said.
“We are very happy to be on site now and to be moving forward with this development.”
Banks Long and Co is the marketing agent for the wider Discovery Park development.
Director William Wall said: “It’s pleasing to see North Kesteven District Council continue to actively support business growth in the LN6 area.
“Demand from local SME companies remains strong and we're confident that there will be a waiting list of occupiers keen to secure units when ready.”
North Kesteven District Council runs a portfolio of 100 commercial units, workshops and work spaces spread across the District.
Further details about the Discovery Court scheme will be shared via the BusinessNK website and social media, and the Council’s social media channels.
To find out more about the scheme or register early interest, send an enquiry to the BusinessNK team at businessnk.co.uk/contact/