44 acre commercial site set to create 200 new jobs in Lincolnshire

CGI of the Managed Office building

Stirlin Developments has launched its latest and largest venture to date at a 44 acre commercial site in North Hykeham.

Leafbridge is a 44-acre development site in North Hykeham, Lincoln and the company’s largest development to date. The firm’s ambition is to create ‘a new place of enterprise, with high specification commercial space available for both local firms who need to relocate due to expansion and from national operators who want a presence in Lincoln.’

It is estimated that the new development will support around 400 jobs in the city and could create around 200 new roles.

Leafbridge will offer 300,000 sqft of employment space as well as access roads, car parking and the site itself features several lakes, which will be placed into a landscape design and then opened to the public.

The initial planning application for a mixed-use development was refused at planning committee in 2016 which led to a review of the masterplan and resubmission. The revised application was granted planning permission in October 2017.

The site itself features several lakes, which will be enhanced through the implementation of a landscape design strategy and opened to the public. As the site develops, there is the potential for further open spaces within the site to be used by the occupants for informal meetings and lunches, encouraging collaboration across the various businesses.

Leafbridge will offer both freehold and leasehold opportunities, ranging from 1,000-50,000 sqft spaces.

Design and build requirements can also be accommodated throughout the site, with use classes including B1, B2 and B8.

Artists’ impression gives a sense of scale of the site