Closing date set for central Lincoln car park as transport hub work nears

St Mary’s Street car park in Lincoln will close permanently from Saturday, August 27 so that work can begin on the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub.

As reported previously, partners received the official go-ahead on the scheme this week after vital government funding was approved.

Designs for the new Lincoln Transport Hub. Image: CoLC

Designs for the new Lincoln Transport Hub. Image: CoLC

In order to begin development on a new bus station, 1,000 space car park and railway improvements, four car parks in the area are being closed.

Work begins on site in the weekend beginning August 29.

NCP, which runs St Mary’s Street car park released a statement confirming closure plans: “We are sorry to announce that we will be permanently closing our St Mary’s car park in Lincoln on Saturday August 27.

“Our landlord has now served us notice due to the new £30 million station scheme which is due to commence construction shortly.

“We wanted to inform customers as soon as we knew, and we will look forward to welcoming customers to our other six busy car parks in Lincoln.”

Road closures lasting at least 18 months on Norman Street, Oxford Street and St Mary’s Street will be introduced shortly.

Car parking spaces were previously lost from Tentercroft Street, where a temporary bus station will be based while the current station is demolished.

Thornbridge and Sincil Street car parks are also due to close permanently soon.

In an effort to ease parking difficulties in the city centre, Siemens has opened its staff car park on Waterside North up to shoppers and visitors at weekends and bank holidays.