First phase of £700k Broadgate repairs complete

A £700,000 project to repair Broadgate car park in Lincoln is well underway, with the top floor of the multi-storey now complete.

City of Lincoln Council, which operates the car park, is carrying out the programme of works, which began on April 20, lasting five months.

Broadgate Car Park in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Broadgate Car Park in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The top floor of the car park has been revamped with the schedule now continuing on other floors.

Broadgate car park has 430 spaces and it is expected that no more than 70 will be unavailable due to the repair programme at any time.

Mark Wheater, Strategic Property Manager, said: “It’s great to see work really taking shape at Broadgate as the council takes real pride in the car parks it operates.

“We’re heading into a busy summer period so will be keeping the car park open while this programme continues by zoning areas off and ensuring safety procedures are in place for people and vehicles using the facility.

“As we progress to the lower car parking levels there will be some evening access restrictions while contractors carry out repairs to access roads/ramps.

“The aim is to keep disruption to a minimum and we’re really grateful for people’s co-operation while the works take place.”

The city council owns and runs a number of car parks in the city, with several being nearby in the event of Broadgate being full. These are:

  • Thornbridge, LN5 7HW
  • Sincil Street, LN5 7EQ
  • Tentercroft Street, LN5 7DB
  • Lucy Tower, LN1 1XL

Prices for parking at Broadgate range from £1.10 for an hour to £4.10 all day for cars and £2.10 all day for motorbikes. Reduced rates are in place during weekends and bank holidays.

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