The client: McDonald's
Banks Long & Co Lead: Tim Bradford
The brief: Through discussions with McDonald’s it became clear that the relocation of this longstanding Cornhill restaurant, to a larger Hight Street unit, would suit both parties interests.
The ever-popular fast-food chain’s relocation enabled the next phase of the Cornhill Quarter to proceed, a major city centre regeneration project on which Banks Long & Co manage site assembly, development consultancy, project management and lettings.
Banks Long Solution: The Leisure Agency team orchestrated McDonalds’s move from their original location in the Cornhill to a modernised and refurbished building on Lincoln’s High Street, formerly occupied by HMV, who themselves have relocated into a new unit in the Cornhill Quarter.
The well known, global brand agreed on a longterm lease at their new, revamped location in the city, which has introduced technology and increased space that wasn’t present at their old restaurant, including self-order kiosks.
The results: The project was undertaken and completed at the height of the Coronavirus lockdowns, and has helped the Company create new jobs and gain more business, during what has been a difficult time for many restaurants and leisure businesses.
McDonald's franchisee and tenant of the newly refurbed High Street store James Thompson told The Lincolnite: “It’s a fabulous opportunity for the staff, but also the customers. It is an improved location, the store frontage is more visible, and it’s a beautiful listed building.”
The client’s former location in the eastern end of the Cornhill Quarter has been transformed to make way for yet more exciting brands in the multi-million pound development.