18th Century Building Given New Lease of Life

November 10, 2017  9:40 am
Lincoln's iconic Harlequin Gallery building.

Lincoln’s iconic Harlequin Gallery building. Photograph by Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite.

The Gelder Group’s Facilities Maintenance & Building division has completed specialist conservation and refurbishment works to the historic Harlequin Gallery building on Steep Hill, Lincoln. The former public house turned bookshop, which opened in the 18th century, was known as the Harlequin & Columbine Theatre Inn before becoming the Harlequin Gallery Bookshop 50 years ago. Lincoln City Council appointed Gelder Group to deliver the conservation repair works to the iconic building. Works included the rendering of external panels, timber frame and gutter repairs and new leaded glazing.

Dave Gladwin, Construction Director at Gelder Group, commented

The Harlequin is a well known and much admired building in Lincoln and we were honoured to work on its refurbishment which has restored the Tudor building to its former glory, making ready for a new chapter in its history.

Harlequin now has a new lease of life and I’m sure its new tenants, whoever they may be, will be delighted to be in such a historic and prominent building on Steep Hill.

The building is as stunning on the inside as the outside and its sympathetic restoration captures its heritage perfectly.

If you would like more information about this restoration project, please get in touch.

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