Client: Lincoln College
Banks Long Lead: Lewis Potter
Brief: In 2020 the venue was temporarily closed after being severely impacted by the pandemic and loss of funding. In 2021, The Drill was taken over by Lincoln College Group. Banks Long were contacted to assist in bringing this historic building up to date to contemporary standards.
Banks Long solution: Banks Long procured the design team and tendered the contract to provide the much needed upgrades. This included for the refurbishment of the entrance foyer, the bar area, along with kitchen and dining facility upgrades within the existing building. A mechanical and electrical upgrade also took place which included a new modern lighting scheme to create a more vibrant experience for visitors. Additionally repairs to the auditorium and back of house rooms used by performers were included, as these rooms had previously been damaged by water leaks and were in an increasing state of disrepair.
Result: The multi-purpose community hub will continue its use as a live act venue to ensure it can be enjoyed by the public, with many performances scheduled for this year and 2023.