Lincoln Transport Hub nears completionFebruary 7, 2018 9:15 am
The Lincoln Transport Hub is a £30 million regeneration scheme, which will transform Lincoln city centre – providing a state-of-the-art bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail space and a new pedestrian plaza.
Led by City of Lincoln Council, the scheme will also see improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and create a more accessible and attractive gateway to the city.
Our engineers have been involved in the project for almost four years now, following the need to redraw the scheme masterplan in late December 2015.
Steve Hall, Operations Director at Waldeck, said: “The realignment of the existing highways was critical to the scheme and was made more complicated by the presence of a culverted watercourse that bisected the site.
“On approval of the revised masterplan, the scheme was developed alongside numerous stakeholders and end users to enable a planning application to be submitted and for construction to commence in autumn 2016.
The scheme has received £11 million funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), along with a further £2 million from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP).
Steve, continued: “Having been involved in this project for some years now, it’s a great achievement to see it all taking shape, with the project coming to final completion in the not so distant future.”
Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands, said: “This is a fantastic scheme to be part of, transforming the city centre of Lincoln and creating new modern facilities for local people while encouraging new visitors to the city centre.”
The City of Lincoln Council are working closely to its partners – the Dft, the GLLEP, Lincolnshire Co-op, Network Rail, Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Trains – to deliver the scheme by February 2018, which will see the opening of the new bus station.