Work to demolish and rebuild Lincoln’s bus station, and create a new multi-storey car park in the city centre will finally begin after councillors gave the go-ahead to the project.
Councillors on City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the Lincoln Transport Hub project at a meeting on Wednesday, May 25.
Work will now start on demolishing the existing bus station and two pedestrian footbridges to make way for a new state-of-the-art facility, 1,000 space car park, and railway improvements.
The project was split into two phases in January 2016, to allow the bus station, car park and shops to be built first.
The first phase, which no longer includes a dual-purpose footbridge, would begin earlier than anticipated and construction could be complete by the end of next year.
Phase two of the project would see a footbridge over the railway linking Tentercroft Street to Lincoln city centre constructed.
The council hopes to have the bus station and car park ready for opening in October 2017.
Demolition works are expected to begin on June 24, with a temporary bus station running from August 2016 on Tentercroft Street for around 18 months.
Parking spaces will also be lost from Tentercroft Street from June, while Thornbridge, Sincil Street and the St Mary’s Street NCP car parks will close in September.