Lincoln council approves £700k Broadgate car park repairs

Lincoln city councillors have approved plans to refurbish the Broadgate car park in the city centre.

At a meeting of the council’s Executive on Monday, February 23, councillors voted in favour of the £700,000 project to modernise the car park on St Rumbolds Street.

Work will start on the 430-space car park on April 1, with the project set to be completed on October 1 this year.

The council, which operates the car park, is legally obliged to carry out the repairs under the terms of its current lease.

The car park requires essential concrete and surfacing repairs in addition to other works to bring it up to modern safety standards.

The repairs consist of:

  • Installation of deck coatings in areas of the car park with high chloride readings
  • Resurfacing of the roof level asphalt, which is at the end of its serviceable life
  • Improvements to perimeter and split level pedestrian guarding
  • Building of vehicle impact barriers to protect vulnerable masonry walls at the south ends of Levels 2 and 4 and the side of the main stair and lift tower on all levels
  • A programme of concrete repairs to address concrete defects that are not detrimental to the serviceability of the car park

The car park will be kept open during the repairs to minimise disruption, as the project takes place at the same time as the East West link and Canwick Hill roadworks.

Updates on the works will be provided on the council’s website.